T (no first name) Wignesan


Villanelle: Write Only As If This Were Your Last Deathbreath Day - Poem by T (no first name) Wignesan

Villanelle: Write only as if this were your last deathbed day

Write only as if this were your last deathbreath day
As if those words gouged out paper or tape
Words distilled from a lifetime's work and play

Write only what you think is what you say
And what you think never other lives rape
Write only as if this were your last deathbreath day

Write not to beg for praise or prize or pay
What you write must not want to prate agape
Words distilled from a lifetime's work and play

Write like wordsmiths who worked for Old Vic play
El Manco of Lepanto fate escape
Write only as if this were your last deathbreath day

Write Dostoevsky's death on pardoned day
To sink Underground swoon writhe out of shape
Words distilled from a lifetime's work and play

Ugly Beauty makes Art loudly pray
For poets who blindly abuse Muse's shape
Write only as if this were your last deathbreath day
Words distilled from a lifetime's work and play

© T. Wignesan - Paris, 2016




Topic(s) of this poem: writing

Form: Villanelle


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 16, 2016



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