VILLANELLE BREAK

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 Come take a break with me and sit a spell

And listen to us chant Italian songs

There is history in this villanelle.

 

Binding field grain all day was working hell

Our songs were sung to lessen pain and wrongs

Come take a break with me and sit a spell.

 

Passerat wrote these poems, a chance to tell

Repeating structured verses; sing alongs

There is history in this villanelle.

 

English poets refined it rather well

Structuring sounds, uplifting ringing gongs  

Come take a break with me and sit a spell.

 

As Dylan told me always rage and yell

Don’t gently slip away before it dawns

There is history in this villanelle.

 

If past is lost, it’s like the angels fell

Poetry will save it where it belongs

Come take a break with me and sit a spell

There is history in your villanelle.

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                             Richard Lynn Livesay 2007

 

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RICHARD LYNN LIVESAY - Poet/Artist•Born 1943 Lubbock, Texas, lives in Greenville, SC• Education: U. of Ariz., Lubbock Christian College, Texas Tech U.• Careers: Art, Medical, Transportation, Entertainment• Curr

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