Here lie the ashes

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
My first attempt at a Villanelle style poem. Most lines have 10 or 11 syllables so it's not rigid in its form.

Just found that Villanelle's shouldn't really portray a story which is clearly what mine does, never mind.

I've rewritten this a few times before initially posting to get it to read better.

Submitted: October 11, 2011

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The cold, broken fragments to which I returned,

Upon the cessation of our love-torn war,

For here lie the ashes where fire once burned.

 

Petulant passion initially yearned,

For unbloodied fields that lay out before,

The cold, broken fragments to which I returned.

 

Thought of our welfare no longer concerned,

With pride or of the scars that you wore,

For here lie the ashes where fire once burned.

 

The winds to the West unerringly turned,

Destroying the vessels, cracked upon the shore,

The cold, broken fragments to which I returned.

 

Battle lines drawn, other's weaknesses learned,

Insistent in virtue as bruises kept score,

For here lie the ashes where fire once burned.

 

High councils did waiver, the treaty adjourned,

Love's rampant destruction taken no more,

The cold, broken fragments to which I returned,

For here lie the ashes where fire once burned.

 


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