Day Fourteen – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Romantic Spirits Intoxicating Our Senses” by David Ellis

Hello and welcome to all of the poetry action you can ever handle! (And then some)

It’s Day Fourteen of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a really big serving suggestion of Cheer Peppers!) and I’m back with yet another video to bring joy to the masses.

Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.

 

My inspiration for this particular poem came in the form of a style called a ‘villanelle’ (which sounds suspiciously to me like a saucy young french female villain but of course it isn’t that at all, which is a shame, as I needed an excuse to brush up on my French).

The composition of a villanelle consists of five tercets (stanzas of three lines) followed by a final quatrain (which is four lines long).

(Also these terms sound far too much like gym routines for comfort and have already got me sweating profusely, along with reaching for an emergency donut).

If you would like to know what a villanelle specifically is, how it works, the rhyme and rhythm structure, what it likes to get up to at the weekends and its phone number…(sorry, I’m getting carried away again with the French villain sheningans) then check out the detailed description below:-

Villanelle – Wikipedia

I got the idea to create a villanelle from Robert Lee Brewer’s sonnet prompt suggestions over at The Writer’s Digest:-

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 14 By Robert Lee Brewer

If you would also like some other alternative prompts to help you craft some poetry this month then check out these wee little linkies below:-

napowrimo.net

OctPoWriMo 2017

And here is my poem in written form, where you get to scrutinise the words some more, as you too try to figure out the devious intricacies of the villainous little beast known as the villanelle, which even with repetition is anything but vanilla in its execution 😉

 

champagne-374753_1920

Photo by Andi Graf from Pixabay

“Romantic Spirits Intoxicating Our Senses” by David Ellis

The electric thrills of your kisses collide with such divine force
Yet gentle grace, my perceptions of this world will never be the same again
All-consuming are these moments, ravished by passionate thoughts

Romantic spirits, intoxicating to our senses from the core to the source
Sweeter than shared strawberries, dipped in the finest champagne
The electric thrills of your kisses collide with such divine force

You are the quiet reflections found in books, the most enticing of all plots
Your language is all your own, an elegant quill inking ideas in golden rain
All-consuming are these moments, ravished by passionate thoughts

Strength of character and courage under fire leads to a desire overdose
Gorgeous, grounded and gifted, you sparkle in ways invoking euphoric élan
The electric thrills of your kisses collide with such divine force

Indulgence of inspiring minds once separated, now focused and on course
Genuine warmth, vibrant excitement, mere words never come close enough to explain
All-consuming are these moments, ravished by passionate thoughts

There is no caution to the wind or choice of remorse
Your tenderness is ruthless, with you, life is anything but mundane
The electric thrills of your kisses collide with such divine force
All-consuming are these moments, ravished by passionate thoughts

 

Still want more? I have also snatched a selection of other posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Fourteen  entries, so you can sample all of their savoury delights 🙂

Entrance – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Miracle of the Commonplace

riff – Litterbox Riot

Does it lurk or skulk? – Stop procrastinating now!

LISTEN… – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness

YouTube confessions – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart

NOTHING BUT NET – THAT CYNKING FEELING

Tangled Up in New Headphones – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown

The Night Owl – Haibun – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women

Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 14 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos

Steal Like an Artist – EVENING, COMPUTER – DEAN ON IRISH STANDARD TIME

It’s Not About You – billfriday.com – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.

Making Sugar Cookies – Just A Little Bit Sweet

NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 14 (November 14) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom

Mama-pride – TYPOZAPPERS

ode to my pillow – memoirs of an unremarkable man

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables – Behind The Willows

Kerrie – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.

Daily Prompt: Dubious – Books, Hooks and Yarn – everything is woven together

The carpet repair guy just got his own blog post. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton

_____ My Love – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

lows and highs – RARASAUR – frightfully wondrous things happen here

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Day Fourteen – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Romantic Spirits Intoxicating Our Senses” by David Ellis

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s