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A Litany of Lessons (Villanelle Form)

Holding A Tiger's Eye

By Christian LeePublished 10 months ago Updated 4 months ago 1 min read
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A Litany of Lessons (Villanelle Form)
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No need to court a gem

Or fix it to a cost,

For there there lies no emblem.

..........

First comes the root–not stem;

Try not to spray with frost,

No need to court a gem.

..........

The sun is diadem

When night survives the lost–

So there there lies an emblem.

..........

The sleep that stirs us REM

Digs up a dream as host:

No need to court a gem.

..........

The future’s not on them

(Economies could boast!),

And there there lies no emblem.

..........

Oh no! we should not hem

The raw and layered schist.

No need to court a gem,

For there there lies no emblem.

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About the Creator

Christian Lee

My nom de plume is Lee Arachnid; think: spider-poet. Here you will find non-fiction and poetry. I interweave elements of nature and my personal experience into uniquely crafted stories. I love idleness, Felidae, literature, and soundscapes.

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  • Real Poetic10 months ago

    Great poem!

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