Poetry in Form: The Villanelle
#NaPoWriMo Poetry Prompts
The word “villanelle” is from the French, although the form itself probably originated in Renaissance Italy. Originally, it was not a very structured form, but the villanelle we know today plays by a long list of rules.
Poets are so often rule-breakers. Why would they be drawn to the limits imposed by form? Can free spirits abide having…