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My Dear Friend – A Villanelle

I was pondering writing a poem about Jesus being my friend, and I decided that this subject might best be revealed using the villanelle form. Even though I know Jesus calls me His friend (John 15:15), sometimes I need reminding, and the repetitive nature of the villanelle form seems the perfect way to accomplish that.

My Dear Friend

Of grace from my Savior I’ve penned
His death on the cross He has shown
I know Jesus is my dear friend

His love and mercy have no end
His shed blood for my sin atoned
Of grace from my Savior I’ve penned

My broken heart His love did mend
Grace saved what I’d lost on my own
I know Jesus is my dear friend

He will be with me ’til the end
No greater friendship have I known
Of grace from my Savior I’ve penned

He promised the Spirit to send
By His wisdom my faith has grown
I know Jesus is my dear friend

Into Heaven He did ascend
By His Spirit I’m not alone
Of grace from my Savior I’ve penned
I know Jesus is my dear friend

I wrote this as my offering for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub. You can find other poetry there starting at 12:00 PST. Actually, if you head over earlier than that you will find poetry, it just won’t be Open Link Night yet.

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Wedding Bells – A Villanelle

Our nephew Jacob is marrying the love of his life Baiba today. We are looking forward to attending the wedding and reception. In anticipation of the festivities I wrote this villanelle for them. It’s my first attempt at a villanelle, another poetry form with specific repeating pattern.

Wedding Bells

Wedding bells are ringing
Love in the air tonight
Angels all are singing

Guests welcomed to the fling
Revel with all their might
Wedding bells are ringing

In her hand blooms of spring
Beautiful bride in white
Angels all are singing

See gifts and love we bring
Sharing our smiles so bright
Wedding bells are ringing

Symbol of love, a ring
Beloved vows they write
Angels all are singing

Bride and groom are kissing
Wedded bliss close in sight
Wedding bells are ringing
Angels all are singing

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