Get Acquainted

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetry Forms:  the Villanelle  (posted by Sarah SW)
“Tonight we are looking at another form – the villanelle! I think it’s a beautiful form, but it has its challenges.  A villanelle has 19 lines – 5 three line stanzas and a final four line stanza. It has a definite rhyme and repeating structure.”

Become acquainted with who you are,
what do you seek, what do you avoid?
Acknowledge others, they may have scars

You do not need to go very far,
nor be able to think like Freud
to become acquainted with who you are

Leave your armor a trifle ajar
allow glimpses of inner joy
Acknowledge others, they may have scars

Notice a person acting bizarre?
Their lives likely carry a void.
Become acquainted with who you are

Be inquisitive of other cultures
whose customs some would destroy.
Acknowledge others, they may have scars

There is no room to be insular;
in our great melting pot we are alloys
Become acquainted with who you are
Acknowledge others, they may have scars

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About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Get Acquainted

  1. msjadeli says:

    I love the message contained in your villanelle. I never noticed how close alloy and ally were before. Wondering if they have the same word origin?

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  2. Oh, excellent advice, excellently versified!

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  3. Sabio Lantz says:

    Very, very nice. Great rhyme choices and the meter reads smoothly. Great message.

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  4. That’s a great message. I particularly like :

    Leave your armor a trifle ajar
    allow glimpses of inner joy
    Acknowledge others, they may have scars

    captures the vulnerability and humility we all need. It’s a lovely villanelle.

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  5. You did so well on this villanelle. I love the theme of this poem, a very good message.

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  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    Good observation in this line: “Acknowledge others, they may have scars”

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  7. robtkistner says:

    This is for you Sara. I het this vibe from rour poetry, and from you.

    Hope you rnjoy it… 🙂

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