Villanelle Poem – I Sat in My Garden

Villanelle Poem – my second attempt of writing this poem form, please see my first attempt.

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I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

Gazing at the wall of tall cypress trees

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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Purple lavender swaying in spring morning breeze

Burgundy roses answered by bouncing their smiley faces

I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

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The birds perched on the neighbor’s pepper trees

Chirping and echoing each other’s songs of love

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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Bundles of green grapes waited patiently to be ripened

The weight of the growing plums bended the branches

I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

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A hummingbird flapped his wings sixty times a second

Sustained himself dipping the long beak into the nectar

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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A family of lizards roamed on the ground and the walls

Colorful butterflies danced The Blue Danube of Johann Strauss

I sat in my garden sipping freshly brewed coffee

Such peaceful feeling surrounded by greenery and fragrances

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The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines.
For more description and examples from other poets who wrote Villanelle, please refer to this link: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/villanelle-poetic-form

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