Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 38,652 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I Love You (Villanelle)

Poem by Gert Strydom

(after Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

I love you with feelings that are true and right,
as our relationship has come with Godly grace,
I do love you through every day and night,

even when times of joy are far from sight
as you make this earth a heavenly place.
I love you with feelings that are true and right,

while I long to be to you the companion that I might
as the depth of our feelings are sometimes without a trace,
I do love you through every day and night,

while you draw me nearer to the Godly light
and onward daily our lives do constantly race.
I love you with feelings that are true and right,

with gentleness, without any fear and fright
although my childish ways might be commonplace
I do love you through every day and night.

Even if for you I have got struggle and fight
have got to face the most dangerous menace;
I love you with feelings that are true and right,
I do love you through every day and night.

[Reference: 'XLIII' 'How do I love thee? Let me count the ways']


Comments about I Love You (Villanelle) by Gert Strydom

  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (3/10/2017 5:05:00 PM)

    I've never tried to write a villanelle before, but you seem to have done a very good job with this one, and may just have inspired me to try it.
    Thanks!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 2, 2012