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Villain's Villanelle
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:42:10 pm »
(Liberties have been taken with canonical villanelle form.)

The Villain's Villanelle

What trifling harm could just one woman do?
Assumed Larocka Myll and Hollowcrest,
Before she forged a plan to thwart those two.

The shaman Tarok's only goal in view
Was vengeance for a people long repressed.
Besides, what harm could just one woman do?

Litya and Metya, under the lake blue,
Their dastardly research quickly progressed.
So she floated a plan to thwart them, too.

They thought they had the emperor subdued
A practitioner kept him at their behest.
And really, what harm could one woman do?

On Pike's table, her body skewered through,
She faced torture, still her lips were tight-pressed.
She dreamt of a plan that could thwart their coup.

Well, she got away, but Pike got his due.
And so it's your turn, Forge and Marblecrest,
To learn the harm just one woman can do
When she concocts a plan for thwarting you.


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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 10:01:34 pm »
Awesome again!!  Seriously I am beginning to like poetry ;)


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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 09:12:24 am »
Wonderful.  You have a true gift for this. 


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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 09:46:06 am »
woah, like epic man! :o
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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 04:06:56 pm »
Wow you and K2N2 are very good at working with fixed forms. I had never heard of a Villanelle until the forum. *applauds*
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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 10:00:23 am »
That's great! Thanks for sharing.


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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2013, 09:19:58 am »
I am among those who are awed by your ability to create within the confines of form.  Great job!  :)
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Re: Villain's Villanelle
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 01:03:05 pm »
This is completely not related to the poem itself (which is AWESOME, btw), but if you change one letter from the word villanelle it turns into the Finnish word for wool sweater (villaneUle). It gives a whole new meaning to this poem, and is how I first read the title of the thread (which doesn't make any sense either, because it IS an English speaking forum). I was wondering what kind of a sweater the villain was wearing :p
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