Gentle – A Villanelle

English: Red Rose (1st Day)

English: Red Rose (1st Day) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is so gentle I may fall and cry
See breath upon your lips so sweet and light
To keep such precious moments, gladly die

You seem so like an angel passing by
Yet in my yearning heart would you alight?
This is so gentle I may fall and cry

In games of love so often I may try
To say the artful word or yet delight
To keep such precious moments, gladly die

So could this lonely poet here deny
The blessing that awakened with your sight?
This is so gentle I may fall and cry

And when I thought all love had passed me by
In age I saw but solitude; this night
To keep such precious moments, gladly die

Within your warm embrace I hopeful lie
The cynic in me shaken and contrite
This is so gentle I may fall and cry
To keep such precious moments, gladly die

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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17 Responses to Gentle – A Villanelle

  1. howanxious says:

    Wonderful words adjoined to create something so sweet, so lovely..

  2. jrosenberry1 says:

    Hooray! Very brave — and very well written! This is beautiful. 🙂
    I may have to try another one some time …. not today of course! Tomorrow. Or next week. Or ….! 😉

    Great poem 😀

  3. tender and lyrical – and in the most difficult (to me) of forms – bravo

  4. the words delicate and fragile come to mind.

  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    Delicate and well-done. Lovely photo choice to complement. Bravo!

  6. invisibleme says:

    beautifully delicate. I might have to try one of these one days 🙂

  7. Beautifully delicate, I agree!!!!

  8. Wow Helen!!!! The Villanelle is a challenging form I have made some previous not very successful attempts lol Amazing simply amazing!

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