Villanelle Recipe

Hello Poetry Lovers We return today to that thorn in the side poetry form – the Villanelle. The lovely Poetry Performance regular and genius poet, Connaire Kensit has unfolded this enigmatic structure with a wonderful and concise villanelle. Do read on; Whatever will be, will be. Or will it? We all agree that nature hasContinue reading “Villanelle Recipe”

A Fag Villanelle

Hello Poetry Lovers I thought we’d start the week with a bit of fun. Now I don’t know what possessed me, but I wrote a villanelle about cigarettes. Almost a taboo subject now but so irresistible. I usually find villanelles very hard but this one took me 10 minutes to write while I was havingContinue reading “A Fag Villanelle”

Dolls House Villanelle

Hello PL’s Would you believe I took on a Villanelle this week. Something that’s always looked so extraordinarily complex and I actually conquered it – sort of! I mean Sestina’s – forget them! They’re the devil! So so hard, but a villanelle is kind of a softer cousin. The one that you could get awayContinue reading “Dolls House Villanelle”