T. (no first name) Wignesan


Villanelle: The Dilemma Of The Non-Violent - 9 - Poem by T. (no first name) Wignesan

Villanelle: The Dilemma of the Non-Violent – 9

Turn the other cheek kneel while kith and kin wail
Would that faithful followers step in between
Resort to arms in months when Yin blazes trail

Whose advice the Essene monk took in travail
Whose voice the Consul heard to nail the Essene
Turn the other cheek kneel while kith and kin wail

How easy the truth in search of the Holy Grail
Whispered under the pipal tree’s leafy sheen
Resort to arms in months when Yin blazes trail

The elephant flaps its ears trumpeting flail
The charge comes to a halt before enemy mean
Turn the cheek kneel while kith and kin wail

The Yin yearns to hook the Yang without whom frail
Engage not the enemy when out to bait lean
Resort to arms in months when Yin blazes trail

Risk not the lot of what virtues earn entail
On the chance encounter demolishing Yin
Turn the other cheek kneel while kith and kin wail
Resort to arms in months when Yin blazes trail

© T. Wignesan – Paris, 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: violence

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 1, 2015



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