Poetry Blog by Adam Whitworth (2018, villanelle)
Once more- to haunt the country lane;
the hollow and secret bower
of a melancholy refrain.
So fit it should begin to rain,
Autumn send her gloomy shower
once more to haunt the country lane.
We persist in similar vein,
in thrall to a timeless power
in the melancholy refrain:
Set free all sprites to walk again
if only for a brooding hour,
once more to haunt the country lane
Sunday 23rd September 2018 10:16 pm