Camp NaNoWriMo – 18th

Seasons

Dappled sunlight streams through open doors
As the wind invites the leaves to dance
Deferential to autumn’s command

She pauses spellbound by
The kaleidoscope of colours as
Dappled sunlight streams through open doors

The chill in the air entices a delicate shiver
The day grows dark, shortening
Deferential to autumn’s command

She pulls her shawl closer
Beguiled by the promise of change as
Dappled sunlight streams through open doors

Seasons made no allowances for preference
She has no choice but to obey
Deferential to autumn’s command

Lingering for but a moment she retreats
Deciding she will not be deceived as the
Dappled sunlight streams through open doors
Deferential to autumn’s command

Villanelle

A French verse form consisting of five three-line stanzas and a final quatrain, with the first and third lines of the first stanza repeating alternately in the following stanzas. These two refrain lines form the final couplet in the quatrain.

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