Villanelle*: Precious Progeny

Tree of Life (Pentax K30; ISO 200, 20mm, f/7.1, 1/50 s.)

Tree of Life
(Pentax K30; ISO 200, 20mm, f/7.1, 1/50 s.)

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My Grandsons, three plus two, my ‘starting five’
they rampage, romp, and shoot at hoops with zest
My ‘Sis’ has five Grand-girls, in pink they thrive.

all prettied up, her girls dress to the nines
while mine, in β€˜Pirate Blue”, launch plunder-quests
My Grandsons, three plus two, my ‘starting five’

my boys find slimy snails, enjoying grime
while girly cousins neatly don their best
My ‘Sis’ has five grand-girls, in pink they thrive.

my ‘Sis’ and I are Grandmas in our prime
with fresh-baked cookies set for drop-in guests
My Grandsons, three plus two, my ‘starting five’.

to listen to their banter – joy sublime,
their young minds burst with wisdom to express
My ‘Sis’ has five grand-girls, in pink they thrive.

our precious progeny: our family line
our rainbow – living proof we’re truly blessed
My Grandsons, three plus two, my ‘starting five’
My ‘Sis’ has five Grand-girls, in pink they thrive.

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Trifecta Challenge: write between 33 and 333 words, using the third definition of
RAINBOW (noun)

1: an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun’s rays in raindrops, spray, or mist
2 a : a multicolored array…b : a wide assortment or range
3. [from the impossibility of reaching the rainbow, at whose foot a pot of gold is said to be buried] : an illusory goal or hope

*“The highly structured villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. The form is made up of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final stanza, the refrain serves as the poem’s two concluding lines. Using capitals for the refrains and lowercase letters for the rhymes, the form could be expressed as: A1 b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 / a b A2 / a b A1 A2.”Β  (excerpted from Poets.Org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5796)

13 thoughts on “Villanelle*: Precious Progeny

  1. eileen gail marucci ilaria

    wow that poem was just beautiful ans so true, thanks for always including me in all you do. yes our blood lines are so strong as if our love for each other and our children,and our grandchildren. life is so amazing and we are so truly blessed in so many ways. love you sister eileen

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    1. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

      I love your daughter! I was a snail-girl, myself, and one of only two female Chemical Engineers in my class of 250 guys. I somehow sense that you are teaching your daughter that she need not limit herself to stereotypical roles. Thank you.a

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    1. BCIJo (aka Joanne Edith)

      Yes, and when the family gets together, my sister and I marvel at the obvious differences on display. It’s funny, we each had a boy and a girl, and yet her kids have produced all girls, and mine, all boys. Ironically, my daughter was the first female born to the Roth family in over a century…and the last. Thanks for commenting, Janna.

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