When love warms your heart with it's caress
The sands of time will nourish your soul
 Happiness shall leave you breathless

Forget the heartache, don't ever regress 
Cherish the greatest moments ever told
When love warms your heart with it's caress

Stand up straight and cherish all the best
Leave behind all the weary tears  of old 
Happiness shall leave you breathless

Let your heart pitter patter with finesse
Lets its rhythm make you feel whole 
When love warms your heart with it's caress

Let the sunshine of love always impress
Let its warmth inside you take hold
Happiness shall leave you breathless

Let your radiant smile appear fearless
Love's caress can make you feel whole
When love warms your heart with it's caress
Happiness shall leave you breathless 



  • Author: Dove (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 24th, 2022 01:27
  • Comment from author about the poem: Villanelle
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 49
  • User favorite of this poem: Accidental Poet.


  • Fay Slimm.

    What a gem of a love-song written so well in the villanelle style and full of romantic invite - - loved the fervour in the final stanza - great read Dove.

    • Dove

      Awe, thanks dearest Fay.. Much appreciated!

    • Goldfinch60

      Wonderful words Dove, love is so very special.


      • Dove

        Thanks Andy, always great to hear from u

      • Neville

        Hey JK you are indeed the mistress of the villanelle .. which of course, is very near almost .. an anagram of me ..

        Well a guy can wish can't he Nevillanelle 🙂

      • orchidee

        Good write Dove.
        My, erm, less interesting poem starts: 'One day I was breathless, running to catch a bus....' lol.

        • Dove

          Better breathless running to catch, than being chased…

        • Doggerel Dave

          While not interested in love poetry (feel I am always apologising) , the villanelle is a different matter.. Your unforced coherence here, given the strict form, is faultless, Dove.

          • Dove

            Thanks again Dave, I appreciate you time and support

          • Accidental Poet

            The writing of love poetry gives a glimpse within the heart of the poet who writes it, and here you've penned a masterpiece dove. Very nice work. 😉

            • Dove

              Thanks AP much appreciated

            • Bella Shepard

              I confess, I did not know what a villanelle was, so I googled it, and I'm so happy to be learning new things. This poem has such a gentle warmth and beauty, it's like being wrapped in a loving blanket. Thank you!

            • Dove

              That awesome Bella, the format of the villanelle, I learned a year ago myself! It amazes me the many forms there are… best to u

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