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posted by Metroid Baby at 6:18 PM on August 31, 2015


I LOVE THIS! Villanelles are my absolute favorite form of poetry and sadly, also one of the more rare (or so it seems). I kind of love this one:

The cloud is raining on my monolith parade.
I need to start reading again.
This is what I get? This is how I get repaid?

I hate walking up and down blade
steps young. I want to taste love and pain.
The cloud is raining on my monolith parade.

Take a flower and throw it into the glade.
The speed of August was insane.
This is what I get? This is how I get repaid?

The rich man is a fool, wisdom will forever evade
him. Rain dancing on my window pane.
The cloud is raining on my monolith parade.

Everything about financial aid
is ass backwards. I start to cough, taste the butane.
This is what I get? This is how I get repaid?

Why does my mum always throw so much shade
at me. People need to stay in their own lane.
The cloud is raining on my monolith parade.
This is what I get? This is how I get repaid?


And this:

Progressive Flows in high tide.
Everyone got my ass as an unread.
Just take these days in stride.

I be letting a lot of shit slide.
Or do you not think so far, ahead?
Progressive Flows in high tide.

Sometimes quiet is violent, I find it hard to hide
it. Feel good about the life you lead.
Just take these days in stride.

My shadows the only one that walks beside
me. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Progressive Flows in high tide.

Remember when that girl turned his world upside
down. I feel awful. I just want to go back to bed.
Just take these days in stride.

If I Stay was pretty terrible but I still cried
a little. Love is love is love and I love banana bread.
Progressive Flows in high tide.
Just take these days in stride.


Love everything about this, thank you!
posted by triggerfinger at 6:56 PM on August 31, 2015 [3 favorites]


TMBG
Don't hate the villain, hate the villanelle
With these picky rules and odd jigsaw rhymes
Curses, these verses are my prison cell
At school, I ran from the very first bell
The teacher's ruler, those maddening chimes
Don't hate the villain, hate the villanelle
Joking in class, oh, the words I misspell
Mumbles and stammers, but are those real crimes?
Curses, these verses are my prison cell
If someone could hear, for someone to tell
But friends have all fled to faraway climes
Don't hate the villain, hate the villanelle
I solve this puzzle, but tumble through Hell
These words are fractions when I needed primes
Curses, these verses are my prison cell
My hand disappears as I wave farewell
This gentle quicksand turns into hard times
Don't hate the villain, hate the villanelle
Curses, these verses are my prison cell
posted by Robin Kestrel at 7:39 PM on August 31, 2015 [6 favorites]


[most of villanelle goes here]
Lines hit my eyes, and my brain goes "Boom!"
This is fantastic, so thank you, oakroom.
posted by infinitewindow at 7:59 PM on August 31, 2015 [2 favorites]


I legit cried at the beauty of this. I mean, it manages to pull off enjambment.
posted by Amberlyza at 7:46 AM on September 1, 2015 [3 favorites]


I know, right? AWESOMESAUCE.
posted by Quasirandom at 8:50 AM on September 1, 2015


Bless me father for I hit send.
I really just forget to reply.
I just got its worth it at the end.

Wish I had all the money in the world to attend
every festival. And suddenly I was a lilac sky.
Bless me father for I hit send.

So sleepy my mind is going to ascend
to heaven. Plans have a way of going awry.
I just got its worth it at the end.

And on the seventh day, He exited from append
mode. I should be doing school work, bye.
Bless me father for I hit send.

Math and me will never be a good friend.
Reliving this nightmare all this nigh.
I just got its worth it at the end.

Right now there is no plan to extend
voter registration. People really show where their loyalty lye.
Bless me father for I hit send.
I just got its worth it at the end.


It's so... weirdly poignant and beautiful! Like little chaos love messages wafting into the void.
posted by sciatrix at 5:21 PM on September 1, 2015


This is awesome, awesome stuff. Thanks for the post oakroom!

I liked the imagery in this one:

My heart is broke but I have some glue.
I smell good on the bright side.
Road to leave that it, bird flu.

I wish I could copy and paste you into
my bed. No one knows what I feel inside.
My heart is broke but I have some glue.

Are you a person of many friends, or just a few
close ones? My tears dried and my heart died.
Road to leave that it, bird flu.

Took a lot of shit for granted, then I grew
up. And now we wait until it has dried.
My heart is broke but I have some glue.

Rip to the pigeon that just flew
into the window. Heart at places where dreams reside.
Road to leave that it, bird flu.

Why do I wake up with a quest crew
type hair cut? Your pain is gone, your hands untied.
My heart is broke but I have some glue.
Road to leave that it, bird flu.

posted by nubs at 12:26 PM on September 2, 2015


Hot Boy Got Caught In A Cold Sleet

A relationship is not a test so why cheat?
Holding to a thin thin thread.
Work, Grind, Chill, Grind, Work, Repeat.

This is how I want you to remember me. The woman who beat
you. Got the urge to color my hair red.
A relationship is not a test so why cheat?

Holding me close until our eyes meet.
She a good girl she just been misled.
Work, Grind, Chill, Grind, Work, Repeat.

We all have that one friend that we greet
with an insult. Your knife my back, my gun your head.
A relationship is not a test so why cheat?

Hot boy got caught in a cold sleet.
And eyelids fall, and, as ye lie abed,
Work, Grind, Chill, Grind, Work, Repeat.

Do you even see me when I pass on the street?
Affirmative, I poked one. It was dead.
A relationship is not a test so why cheat?
Work, Grind, Chill, Grind, Work, Repeat.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 7:06 AM on September 8, 2015 [2 favorites]


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