‘A Still’

Sitting, pondering, with some time to kill

That ‘poets’ voice whispered

Why not write a Villanelle

 

If you feel at all perturbed, remember do nothing against your will

The chance of failing, would hopefully be slim

Sitting, pondering, with some time to kill

 

Taking his seat reached for his trusty quill

Think positive, don’t think outlook grim

Why not write a Villanelle

 

About him now, calmness – that was until

The idea for his subject came upon him in a whim

Sitting, pondering, with some time to kill

 

He considered, paint a word picture – title this piece ‘A Still’

In the end it may not be the finished article, call it a ‘prelim’

Why not, write a Villanelle

 

Making good use of all the time God made he soon realised he would fulfil

Within the comfort of his mind these lines he could grow and trim

Sitting, pondering, with some time to kill

Why not, write a Villanelle.

(c) Chris Black 2017.