Michael Edwards

MY FIRST VILLANELLE

MY FIRST VILLANELLE

 

There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine

and if, as you sip it, you’ve nothing to do

feel free to read this poem of mine.

 

For reasons I find quite hard to define

This poem was something I had to pursue.

There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine.

 

So find a chair in a comfortable shrine,

and take off your shoes if that suites you.

Feel free to read this poem of mine.

 

Open a bottle of the fruit of the vine,

purse your lips and begin to imbue.

There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine.

 

First I must warn you the words do entwine

so take it slowly and try not to miscue.

Feel free to read this poem of mine.

 

The writing of this took such a long time,

for me, you see, it was something quite new.

There’s nothing quite like a glass of wine,

feel free to read this poem of mine.

 

 

 

Michael Edwards © March 2017

 

 

 

Comments5

  • Goldfinch60

    This is a good and fits the correct form.

    Like the picture as well.

    • Michael Edwards

      Thanks but not easy and the format does make the best metre.

    • WriteBeLight

      Yes. Great job Michael. There is nothing like a good glass of wine. :)

    • BRIANSODES

      Ahhhhhhhhhhh MICHAEL you have succumbed at last to the siren lure of the VILLANELLE ! The choice of the only two rhymes in the poem is very important and ~INE gives plenty of scope as in WINE ~ MINE ~ DEFINE etc and also ~O which allows ~UE and ~EW etc. The subject will gladden the hearts of all PHILOENICS. Thanks for increasing the CLASSIC content of MPS ~ much appreciated ~ BRIAN ~ Love the painting ~ do I glimpse a WINE BAR ?

      • Michael Edwards

        Thanks Bria. ,My pleasure Brian - encouragement - no but several wine and coffee bars just round the corner. its such a great little town.

      • Damaged Soul

        Quite an accomplishment it seems, and the portrait stunning as well. So many forms of artistry on one page, and so masterfully done. There are some that are talented, then there are others that are TALENTED, you are most definitely the latter my friend.

        • Michael Edwards

          You are far too kind Robert - just so pleased you liked them both.

        • MendedFences27

          A great write in a highly structured form. It's so difficult to accomplish and have it flow and make sense. I think you've done it perfectly. I just wonder how much wine it took, - Phil A.



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