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Shadows (Villanelle)

Shadows give no age away,
gardener’s spade against the wall,
shows no moisture, no decay.

Prune the rose, cut back the bay,
sunflowers, tulips, plant them all.
Shadows give no age away.

Bees and butterflies at play,
Canterbury bells grow tall
full of moisture, no decay.

Sunlight shortens every day,
autumn apples start to fall.
Shadows give no age away.

Eddie struggles, walks with sway,
falling fence and crumbling wall,
show no moisture, just decay.

Wishing only youth would stay,
old man stooped, no longer tall.
Shadows give no age away.
Show no moisture, no decay.


Comments on: "Shadows (Villanelle)" (3)

  1. I really love this, and it’s so well done.

  2. Thank you Stephanie for taking the time to read and comment. X

  3. Thank you Freya and Daphne for stopping by.

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