about class tomorrow…

So, I thought if I’m going to torture you with this week’s assignment, I should taste my own medicine. My first effort at a sonnet was a total humiliation, and here’s my humble villanelle:

October Villanelle

 

Good thing pen and paper are always here in bed.

After a sleep hard and somber as bone,

Dim morning washes nightmares from my head.

 

I’ve heard the hour before dawn likened to lead.

Thereon I scratch weak words all to atone—

Good thing pen and paper are always here in bed.

 

Heat water for tea and then toast some bread;

Glance at computer screen and check my phone.

Dim morning washes nightmares from my head.

 

Leaves that now are so bright will soon be dead;

October maiden must become the crone.

Good thing pen and paper are always here in bed.

 

Not one thing I’ve accomplished, created, read

Could have prepared me for when glory’d gone.

Dim morning washes nightmares from my head,

 

But it’s dreams I want to lose in their stead;

There’s no disaster in being alone.

Good thing pen and paper are always here in bed.

Dim morning washes nightmares from my head.

 

Feel free to comment on it if you like. And PLEASE print out your poems and bring them to class tomorrow–we’re going to spend more time with them.

 

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2 Responses to “about class tomorrow…”

  1.   michelle Says:

    Good Job Professor!
    Honestly I think sonnets are easier to write than villanelle, but I love writing poetry it’s one of my hobbies. I have written many sonnets and villanelle and I don’t find them that hard to write, for me it’s easy as 1-2-3. I really enjoy reading your poem, it feels as if you are talking about what you do, which is really cool to make it into poetry

  2.   Pru Says:

    I liked it a lot! It was very cool not your typical love poem 🙂


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