• Diana Joy

Villanelle

Can you help us now?

Fix this mess that we have made.

And the cat said “Meow.”


There is plastic in the ocean.

There is carbon in the air.

Can you help us now?


Fires roar through forests.

Rivers rampage o’er their banks.

And the cat said “Meow.”


Thought we made the internet.

It’s really made of cats.

Can you help us now?


Inscrutable your wisdom.

Indifferent your demeanor.

And the cat said “Meow.”


For we are only human.

Sometimes blind and sometimes selfish.

Can you help us now?

And the cat said “Meow.”


#NaPoWriMo #poetry #form_villanelle #cats

Recent Posts

See All

Ride a Blue Horse

Will you ride a wild blue horse? Gallop red field leave purple wake jump diamond fence land on lightening ride it to Orion I will see your light forever. Purple hoof beats on black canvas sewn to my b

Nine One One

My Dad fell … Ambulance Mmm hmm, mmm hmm Yes, that’s right, suite 422 No, he’s not bleeding Breathing? Yes, but laboured He can’t … I don’t know He can’t get up Please, we need hel … No Eighty seven N

Lessons Learned (so far) From NaPoWriMo 2019

Writing a poem a day is really hard. This process does not work for me. Although, it does force a lot of new material. Force being the operative word. It is more effective for me to do two or three po

© 2016 by Right Hand Woman