Thursday, May 19

Three Poems – Villanelle, Pantoum, Terzanelle

Poem for Oscar Wilde (Villanelle)

Against the British philistinism Oscar Wilde contrived,

And loved the saints approaching to the perfection of God.

In prison, through the poet St. Francis his soul revived.

Of a poetic life, by Isaacson, he was deprived.

To Bosie he addressed a letter wanting Christ to laud.

Against the British philistinism Oscar Wilde contrived.

To hear that Alfred published his letters, he was surprised.

Crying like Marsyas, with pauper friends he made a squad.

In prison, through the poet St. Francis his soul revived.

Douglas denounced him; from the church his ideas derived.

While addressing sonnets, his manner to accuse was odd.

Against the British philistinism Oscar Wilde contrived.

Walking in his dreams with Jesus, at Emmaus he arrived.

To live in humility and Light, Oscar gave the nod.

In prison, through the poet St. Francis his soul revived.

After detention, this ” Lord of Language” three years survived,

But for ”De Profundis”, it was a right time to applaud.

Against the British philistinism Oscar Wilde contrived.

In prison, through the poet St. Francis his soul revived.

Oscar Wilde in Prison (Pantoum)

In prison, Wilde learned to live from Verlaine and Kropotkin

Once reaching the ultimate achievement of wisdom.

But understanding Christ, he was overwhelmed with chagrin.

Enduring humility, he saw the Holy Kingdom.

Once reaching the ultimate achievement of wisdom,

Oscar found that unknowable was the soul of the man.

Enduring humility, he saw the Holy Kingdom.

Writing to Bosie, inside him ”De Profundis” began.

Oscar found that unknowable was the soul of the man-

”Whatever happens to oneself happens to another.”

Writing to Bosie, inside him ”De Profundis” began.

The pillory replaced the pedestal of the lover.

”Whatever happens to oneself happens to another,”

But understanding Christ, he was overwhelmed with chagrin.

The pillory replaced the pedestal of the lover.

In prison, Wilde learned to live from Verlaine and Kropotkin.

Terzanelle for Octavia Estelle Butler

Racism and violence were non-existent in this world

Of fiction, where the black women rescued the white men

To love, while the secrets of slavery were unfurled.

In science fiction, there was a leading light and a ben

Called Octavia Estelle Butler, or Junie in dreams

Of fiction, where the black women rescued the white men.

She wrote about power, disease, incest, love and screams.

Self-destructive violence and hierarchical tendencies

Called Octavia Estelle Butler, or Junie in dreams.

In a sad world of poverty and dependencies,

Without having a father, she learned to fight against

Self-destructive violence and hierarchical tendencies.

Maybe to feel superior in struggle was sensed,

When people were aware to fight for identity.

Without having a father, she learned to fight against.

In a world of mutes, Estelle found a new entity.

Racism and violence were non-existent in this world,

When people were aware to fight for identity

To love, while the secrets of slavery were unfurled.