Post September 18, 2015, 07:36:39 AM

Poem: Villanelle for H.P. Lovecraft by Neil Fulwood

It's always neat when a piece of writing makes you look up a word. Thanks to the new age we're in, it's as easy as typing it into a browser.

Wiki says, "A villanelle (also known as villanesque) is a nineteen-line poetic form ..."

I think the repetition of the line works well here. "The great Cthulhu rises; thrashing tentacles..." because there is a different verb and direct object at the end of the several versions. So each one contributes to developing the effect.

I respect how complex poems can get, but I enjoy a little more when they are just a bit simpler such as here. Then you can just allow the imagery and the question to take you along. Well done!