Weather the Storm — a villanelle

Weather the storm no matter how you are tossed
Beat by striving the tempest-churned sea
Save your soul no matter the cost

Stay at the tiller or all is lost
Defeat despair till sunshine you see
Weather the storm no matter how you are tossed

Dismay not though the waves accost
Man your post faithfully until set free
Save your soul no matter the cost

Determine that this rough piece shall be crossed
Dispel all doubts that this will be
Weather the storm no matter how you are tossed

Keep at it no matter how your efforts exhaust
Renew with shouts and songs of glee
Save your soul no matter the cost

Beat the storm whether tropic hot or with frost
Persist, persist!  The tempest soon shall flee
Weather the storm no matter how you are tossed
Save your soul no matter the cost

Join the poetic bunch at dVerse Poets Pub tonight, where the challenge is the form known as the Villanelle.

 

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35 thoughts on “Weather the Storm — a villanelle

  1. Such persistence and perseverance ~ This is my favorite part:

    Persist, persist! The tempest soon shall flee
    Weather the storm no matter how you are tossed
    Save your soul no matter the cost

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  2. Remember that we all attempt a form, whether it’s feet, meter, syllables, or rhythm. Most of the time it feels awkward to me, like bowling in roller skates–but I’m always pleased to see what we learn, and what we take away from them, or borrow, or streal or modify. Your villanelle is aces.

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  3. Kudos to you! I find the villanelle a very difficult form and you’ve written such a good one. Your subject matter even lends itself to the form, with the repetition rather reminiscent of both the waves and efforts of the speaker.

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