A villanelle poem is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: A1bA2 abA1 abA2 abA1 abA2 abA1A2, the first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together as the last two lines.
This is one of my favorite forms, but I noticed my template was missing a stanza so I wonder if my older ones have all 19 lines? Oh well 🙂
Yes, I have a template; I’m an engineer! That’s why I like poetry forms with syllable counts and repeating lines 🙂 It blends creativity and math!
Haiku Heights April A to Z: Volcano
her heart burns
as the angry sea churnsthrough the night
Carpe Diem: Full Pink Moon
tending to dreams
beneath the full pink moon