5 thoughts on “Ablaze

  1. ALAS: A VILLANELLE*

    Alas, I bring no stardust home tonight.
    The sky is overcast and all is maya,
    For I confess I see no hope in sight;

    Where once each daybreak promised fresh delight
    We only found that time had proved a liar.
    Alas, I bring no stardust home tonight.

    These poor neglected coals cast little light,
    So place another log upon the fire,
    For I confess I see no hope in sight.

    The wind is chill and bitter; hold me tight
    And stoke the fire till the flames climb higher.
    Alas, I bring no stardust home tonight.

    Let’s not apportion blame or rue what might.
    How can we but accept the trundling gyre?
    For I confess I see no hope in sight.

    In impasse let us yet remain polite;
    Offer comfort, even as our dreams expire.
    Alas, I bring no stardust home tonight,
    For I confess I see no hope in sight.

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    * http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5796

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