Morning Light

wishing I could embrace the quiet night

but it’s deafening to me

I’m looking towards morning light

stars splayed full and bright

yearning to usher peaceful dreams

wishing I could embrace the quiet night

endless turning in a sleepless fight

this bed too big

I’m looking towards morning light

inhale exhale this chest holds dynamite

I’ve lost count of the passing sheep

wishing I could embrace the quiet night

ghosts sing soundtracks filled with contrite

my mind frantic with the pace

I’m looking towards morning light

dawn is now in sight

today smiles anew

wishing I could embrace the quiet night

I’m looking towards morning light

my first attempt at a villanelle style poem

The  villanelle is a nineteen-line poem divided into six stanzas with two repeating rhymes and two refrains (a phrase or line repeated at intervals within a poem, especially at the end of a stanza). The lines are of any given length. The form is made up of five tercets (three line stanzas) followed by a quatrain (four line stanza). The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines.

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