Part 1, "Walking My Llama Back Home," includes sonnets, villanelles
, rondeaus, and a calendar poem as well as free verse.
The Old Woman Gets Drunk with the Moon" in one lyric, while a villanelle
in dialogue with Sydney (Astrophil and Stella 31: "With how sad steps, O Moon, thou climb'st the skies") and Larkin ("Sad Steps") humorously laments the "sob, O butter-colored breast, / not a tub but a ton of this / mellifluous, unscented lust" ("Paean: Moon").
It is true sometimes Mahon just seems too pleased with his own intelligence, as in the irksome ostentation of "frugivorous" in "Last of the Fire Kings" and too many villanelles
(the success of "Antarctica," the straining "solitary enzyme" apart) should be enough for anybody).
Written by Zoe Donaldson, a young poet who graduated Bates College in Maine just this past spring, "Nonesuch" is an elegy for her father, and the form it takes--a villanelle
--was inspired by Elizabeth Bishop's villanelle
This poem is a villanelle
, a poetic form which weaves repetitions in a kind of wordmusic.
By 'Visitor' The Villanelle
Overture We live in hope and die in hospital: What's put between these parentheses is Somewhat tragic and somewhat comical, Depends what's made of the phenomenal World's diversions: tell this to defeatists: We live in hope and die in hospital, We're not finished at that - the logical Explanation for all we see here is Somewhat tragic and somewhat comical.
A 'musical' child may be fascinated by the ostinato effect of a villanelle
, a practical child may attend closely to writing up a practical project or keeping a naturalist's journal, a sports-oriented child may read voraciously about Kelly Holmes or talk with animation about Rebecca Adlington.
Generating as much disgust among modernists as did Barthes and Foucault, Turco resurrected rhyme and meter as well as traditional poetic forms like the highly complex villanelle
Ensemble at first between mezzosoprano Charlotte Hellekant and Nelsons' orchestra was a little uncertain in the uncommonly brisk pace selected for the charming Villanelle
, but the ship soon steadied, leading us through the most convincing account of this elusive work I have ever heard.
This mocking echo of a convention of the villanelle
or sestina produces what might be identified as a phonically driven species of parody, as the hero's dire fate is evoked in the text's reflexive burlesque upon itself.
Meehan's poetry is resourceful and various: this book includes litanies, sonnets alone and in sequence, slant-rhymed couplets, Asian forms including the tanka and haiku, free verse, one villanelle
that is a mantra for sobriety and a range of invented forms.
As if to prove it, they decided to reprint Plath's catchy villanelle
, "Mad Girl's Love Song," in the afterword of the copy of The Bell Jar (1981) I read in high school.