Eugene O'Neill

(16 October 1888 – 27 November 1953 / New York City)

Villanelle Of Ye Young Poet's First Villanelle To His Ladye And Ye Difficulties Thereof - Poem by Eugene O'Neill

To sing the charms of Rosabelle,
To pour my soul out at her feet,
I try to write this villanelle.

Now I am caught within her spell,
It seems to me most wondrous sweet
To sing the charms of Rosabelle.

I seek in vain for words to tell
My love -- Alas, my muse is weak!
I try to write this villanelle.

Would I had power to compel
The English language incomplete
To sing the charms of Rosabelle.

The ardent thoughts that in me dwell
On paper I would fair repeat
I try to write this villanelle.

My effort fruitless is. O H--l!
I'll tell her all when next we meet.
To sing the charms of Rosabelle,
I tried to write this villanelle.


Comments about Villanelle Of Ye Young Poet's First Villanelle To His Ladye And Ye Difficulties Thereof by Eugene O'Neill

  • Rookie Ronberge .. (11/13/2005 9:20:00 PM)

    That's a good one Mr. O'Neil!
    May you be remembered well.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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