Hello there you and hope your day is good to you..
This was my first attempt at trying a Villanelle. This was a prompt set by themumpoempress (a lovely poetry writing club for mums that I’m part of)
Now, it was a challenging form to do that’s for sure, but also fun. Great way to keep you focussed on technique, rhyme and structure. I had a headache after that little creative burst from all that focussing!!
Of course, I based it on this awful past 18 months of (dare I say it?) Covid (I said it)
Please let me know your thoughts – and do you enjoy playing about with different forms?
The following poem was the first poem I ever wrote, just after the first lockdown in England last year. I started writing to make sense of such a daunting situation. It was also the start of my beautiful journey with poetry and writing, which is very cathartic.
Most restrictions have been lifted today (19/07/21) in England and everyone is feeling mixed as cases still continue to rise. How are you feeling about it all at the moment? Its so normal if you’re feeling a mixture of emotions.
Thank you for reading, and hope you have a lovely day (sun is shining here in England 😎)
I do enjoy learning about poetry – all about different styles, metaphors, alliteration and playing about with words – when you get the time to do so, that is! The following poems are rhyming couplets (first poem) and free verse (second poem).
I wrote these poems last year when ‘R numbers’ were part of daily stats and a term frequently used (still is as you know), and christmas bubbles/household mixing was discussed as the cases were creeping up, after yet another lockdown was being lifted prior to christmas.
Tensions are building as Covid prevails Wind slowly taken from all of our sails. Restrictions in place life changed as is Seen, In a world taken over by Covid-19.
Our leaders control, believing whats right In a battle where Covid keeps winning the Fight. The virus is here, of that we sure know Families apart – we wait for that glow.
Infections keep growing, R rate on the rise Tougher restrictions from medium to Highs. Economy bleeds, lockdown now a fact, Care staff overwhelmed to save many Lives.
Family and friends stay safe for each other We wait for that time to see one another, Be kind and stay safe as we cope with this Rain In a world where ‘hope’ will ease Covids Strain.
A Covid Christmas beckons, household Christmas Bubbles arranged. I think, how daunting, outlandish this situation is –
mixed messages thrown around, pass the parcel as Government dictates our festive period, a solution mix of three bubbles.
A joyous festive time tarnished by a silent venomous predator – sweeping through global darkness, yet sparks of light and hope arise as a vaccine is born.
Mankind, they battle a respiratory war, frontline staff gasping for air, putting up a fight – calamitous to humanity.
Christmas Bubbles, will this cause further cloud filled lockdowns, overwhelming phenomenal, depleted health staff? Inevitable.
Covid-19 prevails. Christmas Bubbles like never before, Twenty twenty – I’ll be glad to close your opaque door. I’ll be glad for the vaccine to soar.
Stay safe, keep writing and keep smiling! Hope is there and the light is waiting. Normality will return. You’ve got this ❤