Villanelle

The moon upon the water is so bright,
So sail with me upon the rippling lake,
Come, share with me the wonders of the night!

While Nightingales are warbling all the night,
The sleeping songbirds think dawn soon will break,
The moon upon the water is so bright.

The owl is moving silently in flight,
And bright the stars reflect upon the lake,
Come, share with me the wonders of the night.

Stay, love, with me, for soon the morning light
The magic of this dream will surely break,
For the moon upon the water is so bright.

For I would hold you in my arms tonight,
Caress you till the Sun begins to wake-
Come, share with me the wonders of the night!

For ours could be a night of sweet delight
And secretly our pleasure we could take;
The moon upon the water is so bright,
Come, share with me the wonders of the night!




Poetry by Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2009-05-22 at 13:15

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anguisette
oh, my favorite time! <3
glad someone appreciates this
with a beautiful rhyme :)
2009-05-27



Reading your villanelle was like finding an old friend, familiar and delightful. I miss formality of language, and your poem reminded me why. A lovely, flowing poem, thank you, a pleasure to read. I'm going to print this, and keep it on my desk, to enjoy, and perhaps to inspire. (And, it's so romantic!)
2009-05-23


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2009-05-23


BlueyedSoul
Oh Marie....I do love reading and writing Villanelles so much! This one is a gem! Exquisite images are enhanced by your choice of fine lines and pattern!
Wonderful work.
~Blue*
2009-05-22


Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
I do enjoy villanelle's and this is no exception - wonderfully captured

Elle x
2009-05-22