A villanelle I like villanelles. They rhyme, and I have a structure to follow. They are like word puzzles, and puzzles are my thing. Here's one I wrote from a challenge in Writers' Forum to compose a villanelle on the theme of learning about poetry. Diagnosing Lame Lyrics The words connect, but do they flow … Continue reading Lame Lyrics
Piece of Cake
A poem, and a recipe. ### Pop them in the oven for ten minutes, and they’re done. Requires no kneading. Just the job for heavy-handed me. I found it on a website, but I can’t recall which one. Lighter than your usual scone but cakier than a bun. Delicious when they’re spread with jam and … Continue reading Piece of Cake
Another villanelle (see Hiatus for my first). This was the one I posted for May's 12 poems in 12 months challenge at Deadlines for Writers.com Drat! They come to me in dreams at nightas scurrying streaks of whiskered greed,black beady eyeballs gleaming bright They first appeared in broad daylight.Beneath the bird table they'd feedand come … Continue reading Drat!