A Villanelle

January 2, 2018
By hemingways_daughter DIAMOND, London, Other
hemingways_daughter DIAMOND, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.'
― Virginia Woolf, 'A Room of One's Own'


They seek truth, love, beauty too.
Sincere hearts, sincere of word,
They know not what they do.

The lone ones long for a clue.
Their coquettish pleas unheard,
They seek truth, love, beauty too.

Their loves spout things bold, untrue -
Sore hands cling on every word -
They know not what they do.

That boy will not follow through.
That silent girl is a bird -
They seek truth, love, beauty too.

Wings clipped, she hangs in the blue,
Tied to him, and looks absurd.
They know not what they do.

That cygnet will never know,
It hurts, but you can let go
To seek truth, love, beauty too -
They know not what they do.


The author's comments:

I was inspired by reading 'If I Could Tell You' by W. H. Auden.


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