Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Villanelle

The villanelle is a favorite poetic form for me. I want to write one. I'm afraid I couldn't be quite so clever. My favorite villanelle is Sylvia Plath's Mad Girl's Love Song. So brilliant. So brilliant. But I quite like the Elizabeth Bishop poem "One Art" (see below) as well.

Maybe some day. :)

2 comments:

Spring Dew said...

You inspired me. I was grounded on the plane up to NJ last week, so I tried to remember how a villanelle goes (I only got it a tiny bit wrong; one line too few in the last stanza) and wrote one about my relationship with hoo. Will type it out and share, eventually.

emdot said...

Spring, that is cool! ;) I can't wait to read it. :)