Monday, October 08, 2007

a siren's villanelle

a siren’s villanelle

what compels a tangle
hurricane shouts over lullaby
turbulence troubles a rhythm

come for me in the deep, still water
follow the nature of shifting sand
what compels a tangle

i am knotted in seagrass and anemones
strip yourself bare to enter the ocean
turbulence troubles a rhythm

disguised as downpour i fell against your window
you pressed your hand against the shining wet
what compels a tangle

wind builds waves to crescendo
abalone shells glisten in the swells
turbulence troubles a rhythm

come before night pulls down the sun
swim, swim toward me now
what compels

a tangle

turbulence troubles

a rhythm


Anonymous said...

"what controls a tangle?" I enjoyed this villanelle. They are a real challenge to write.

Judith said...

Nice villanelle

Amanda said...

thanks. this is ancient stuff, alas.

Amanda said...

am wondering how come people are seeing this now. linked somewhere?