Villanelle of the Saint

Villanelle of the Saint

A Poem by ewest1220
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"My self loses self, and becomes ever faint"

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Villanelle of the Saint
By: Ethan West

As I grasp for peace in sight
I teach myself, to be a saint
My fingers close on naught but blight

Could I show someone the light?
Though mine, it seems, has grown so faint
As I grasp for peace in sight

Would their peace make me shine bright?
My hand reaches out, though my heart is straint
My fingers close on naught but blight

It's over, it's over, yet still I fight
To wash away this bitter taint
As I grasp for peace in sight

A small amount given, a piece of my bright
Falls again into nothing, I fall for the feint
My fingers close on naught but blight

Yes all that I reach, falls far from the light
Myself loses self, and becomes ever faint
As I grasp for peace in sight
My fingers close on naught but blight

© 2020 ewest1220


Author's Note

ewest1220
What better way to get back into poetry than with a Villanelle I said... it would be fun I said... It actually was pretty fun. Lot of pent up emotion that likes a challenge. I hope you enjoy!

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A very powerful and well written poem. To seek salvation. To be a saint to someone. Few will seek and fewer can find. I liked the honest tone and the flow to the strong ending. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry. You made the reader think and ponder.
Coyote

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I love the way the rhyming helps with that desire to be better even when one falls into their old destructive habits. It's powerful and very well written.

Posted 1 Month Ago


A very powerful and well written poem. To seek salvation. To be a saint to someone. Few will seek and fewer can find. I liked the honest tone and the flow to the strong ending. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry. You made the reader think and ponder.
Coyote

Posted 10 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on November 22, 2020
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Tags: poetry, dark, villanelle, melancholy

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Columbia Falls, MT



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I have been writing for as long as I can remember. I have been featured in about 4 books, have won several contests for my work and currently have a paperback edition of my works. (Titled "A Winter Wa.. more..

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