Tag Archive | villanelle

It Takes 19 Lines to Build a Villanelle

Today is the 19th, which is another wonderful opportunity to post a villanelle. This one’s pretty famous, as the biographical note accompanying The Bell Jar often includes it. I’m a big fan of Plath’s work and of villanelles, and this one’s a doozy, so here we go: Mad Girl’s Love Song I shut my eyes and […]

19 More Lines

I love villanelles, and I don’t care who knows it. Here’s a famous one by Roethke. The Waking I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I […]

Poetry in Flames, 3 Lines at a Time

The riotously, gloriously funny Glen Weldon issued this insta-classic tweet on March 20: Carruth, Carruth, Carruth is on FIRE! – Thing poet Hayden Carruth was often heard muttering to himself upon completing a good tercet.*  I immediately recognized the name Hayden Carruth—he’s the editor of a much-thumbed poetry compilation—but realized I didn’t know a single […]