My Gedanken Experiments

Sinister Writings (from the left)

Villanelles

A villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. It consists 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.

Ode to Teabaggers

Their faces disfigure, contort with rage They’re pining for a past that’s never been They can’t accept the coming modern age The hater and the screamer is their sage Outshouting debate, creating a din Their faces disfigure, contort with rage The consequences of the war they wage Not thought of,...

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We know so little

We know so little when we’re young, inspired The words we’d speak but lack the wit to form, Before the wisdom comes we’re old, grown tired The energies and dreams ambitions fired Are trapped by untaught rhetoric, unborn We know so little when we’re young, inspired Disillusioned by what we desired,...

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