Midsummer night’s dream

As solstice darkness softly melts
explodes in cotton candy views
when night is never really felt.

We walk together, hands are held
above the sky a Prussian blue
as solstice darkness softly melts.

The grass is wet a wealth is dealt
in diamond dewdrops for us two
when night is never really felt.

And never a perfume has smelt
the way this meadow’s wind was blown
as solstice darkness softly melts

We unzip undress unbuckle belts
the grass is bed and love is true
when night is never really felt.

I oath with fingers trace as spelled
on skin my promise — future grows
as solstice darkness softly melts.
when night is never really felt.

Midsummer Night’s Dream by Marc Chagall

We write Villanelles at dVerse tonight and Frank hosts. It was a long time since last time. I prefer to keep a tetrameter for Villanelle to make it closer to a dance, and midsummer should mean dancing.
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June 22, 2017

30 responses to “Midsummer night’s dream

  1. I felt the warmth of your words seep into my skin… and thank you from my mid-winter point of view. What an exquisite villanelle for a night without darkness.

  2. A hauntingly beautiful solstice villanelle, Bjorn. I especially enjoy the use of colour in
    ‘above the sky a Prussian blue
    as solstice darkness softly melts’
    and scent in
    ‘And never a perfume has smelt
    the way this meadow’s wind was blown’.

  3. Sensual dance & I love the word play here~

    The grass is wet a wealth is dealt
    in diamond dewdrops for us two
    when night is never really felt.

  4. So … it’s dancing they’re doing? Hmmm Could’ve fooled me, Bjorn. Nevertheless, it’s a lovely villanelle. Your words are magic, as always.

  5. The dance of love–tango or copulation, tis sensual, moving, fun & the passion rings true. To use MIDSUMMER as your stanchion was a cool part of your creative process. I’m off to find 4 leaf clover rife with diamond dewdrops; smile.

  6. These two lines
    “the grass is bed and love is true
    when night is never really felt.” WONDERFUL!
    I know in Sweden there is joyful celebration at the summer solstice.
    “as solstice darkness softly melts
    when niight is never really felt.”
    Lovers entwined on this solstice — wonderful!

  7. This is gorgeous and meticulously wrought. I didn’t see Chagall so much perhaps as much as the skies of Rubens. But I could relate having seen the long summer’s day once in Fort William, Scotland.

  8. I have enjoyed this poem multiple times today. But I have to say, that giraffe groom is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.

    Other than that, I really like the first two lines in both the first and second stanzas. Now this, good golly, had me giggling like a middle-schooler: “The grass is wet a wealth is dealt” … You sneaky little kinkster.

  9. What a lovely and gentle villanelle, I liked it. I dont know why I have learned to connect villanelle to mostly dark subjects.

  10. This is an awesome villanelle. You might want to consider emailing The Society of Classical Poets (http://classicalpoets.org) 5 of your rhyming form poems. They publish work from poets around the world, get back to you quickly (within 2 weeks) and don’t fuss over work that has appeared on personal blogs (as so many do) as long as you hold the copywrite.

  11. Chagall and Prussian blue words. No wonder you’ve got over 2,000 followers. How long have you been blogging?

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