How Much Longer To Wait

How much longer to wait
The sadness hurts and is deep
Such is the destined fate

It is as it has been up to this date
Each day this tortured vigil to keep
How much longer to wait

To seek a new path now too late
This darkened fruit for me to reap
Such is the destined fate

Trudging along at a dismal gait
Through this darkness in life to creep
How much longer to wait

The sickness is for me to hate
Not a day passes that I do not weep
Such is the destined fate

Its gripping tentacles to never abate
In depths of the soul darkness does steep
How much longer to wait
Such is the destined fate

A villanelle is a poetic form that entered English-language poetry in the 19th century from the imitation of French models. The word derives from the Italian villanella from Latinvillanus (rustic). The first and third lines of the first stanza are rhyming refrains that alternate as the third line in each successive stanza and form a couplet at the close. A villanelle is nineteen lines long, consisting of five tercets and one concluding quatrain. Because of its non-linear structure, the villanelle resists narrative development. Villanelles do not tell a story or establish a conversational tone. In music, the villanelle is a dance form, accompanied by sung lyrics or an instrumental piece based on this dance for7e
Home on the Hill
By Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
They are all gone away,
The house is shut and still,
There is nothing more to say
Through broken walls and gray,
The wind blows bleak and shrill,
They are all gone away
Nor is there one today,
To speak them good or ill
There is nothing more to say
Why is it then we stray
Around the sunken sill?
They are all gone away
And our poor fancy play
For them is wasted skill,
There is nothing more to say
There is ruin and decay
In the House on the Hill:
They are all gone away,
There is nothing more to say.
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