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A Villanelle

I celebrate this world through poetry
its voice my guide, the soft I Am
to paths of peace, prosperity

surrounding me with fond diversity
no pressure to compete or slam
I celebrate this world through poetry

and in response, a comedy
of fumble soothes my tendency to cram
to paths of peace, prosperity

by turning toward serenity
relief flows in, dissolving every dam
I celebrate this world through poetry

two light-held reins sustain the mystery
I ride, am ridden, a beloved lamb
to paths of peace, prosperity

with every sense alert and free
my presence mirrors Love’s iamb
I celebrate this world through poetry
to paths of peace, prosperity.

~~~

© Elaine Stirling, 2014
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