John G Evans © 2019

Arise, dear child! Walk due East:

I have come to greet you,

Behold! Our open hearts shall meet.

This eastern pond, My masterpiece

I’ve spoken words here, created, anew

Arise, dear child! Embrace this peace.

Through wood, and hill I shall guide your feet

Envision this pond filled with morning dew:

This form of word our covenant, leaving Us, this memory.

Arise, dear child! Come play with me:

My creation waits, tadpoles, marsh, and dragon-flies, too

Arise, dear child! There’s just us Three.

My Love for you abounds as Mystery:

I’ve created earth to be home for you,

Arise, dear child! Delight this feast.

Sleepy boy! So tired and beat,

I shall hold you near:

Arise, dear child! Walk due East;

Behold! Our open hearts shall meet!

One thought on “Villanelle of the Eastern Pond

  1. I really enjoyed the pond imagery here John. Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and today’s here is today’s in case you have time to look? It is also a villanelle!

    I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

    I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

    Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

    Sam 🙂

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