This is Not Another Sappy Love Poem (Villanelle)

(Originally Posted 1/10/2017):

Edited 1/27/2019:

This is Not Another Sappy Love Poem (Villanelle)

No, not another sappy poem of love,
nor siren song of lust and ardor born
of sparkling eyes that shine like stars above.

No, not an ode to one I'm dreaming of,
infinite visions from a heart long torn;
no, not another sappy poem of love.

No lyrics crooned to luscious lips beloved;
wanted, craving, dreamed of, longed for, lovelorn
for sparkling eyes that shine like stars above.

The skipping heartbeats ‘neath my breastbone prove
an insight clear on passion’s fire reborn,
but not another sappy poem of love.

My rhyme embraces yearning, like a glove,
a peace of heart unfolding until morn
with sparkling eyes that shine like stars above.

Amid the days and hours feelings move;
a heartfelt mystery, secrets newly sworn,
but this is not a sappy poem of love
to sparkling eyes that shine like stars above.


© Christine Salkin Davis, 2017

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