Forget

Forget what has been said in nights long gone.
It doesn’t matter how and who was right.
Let go of all the troubles and move on.

It will be day again, it will be dawn,
Already birds are speaking about light.
Forget what has been said in nights long gone.

Think of the mother, and the curtains drawn,
There is no fear, no cold, she holds you tight.
Let go of all the troubles and move on.

Your childhood nightmares want a rapprochement.
With all the sleep you lost and dreams in spite
Forget what has been said in nights long gone.

Remember only kindness, and you might
Get rid of anger, pain is a forgone.
Let go of all the troubles and move on.

There is no need to wait and be withdrawn.
What happened should not rule, as once you might
Forget what has been said in nights long gone.
Let go of all the troubles and move on.

Comments on: "Forget" (12)

  1. So very beautiful Ina. Forgetting the past and moving on.

  2. Not an easy form to write convincingly!

    • I hope it was convincing…

      • Perhaps the most difficult aspect is to resist the temptation to let the repeated lines simply appear as discrete sentences. Dylan Thomas’s amazing ‘Do not go gentle into the good night’ manages to run onto them from the previous line. Myself, I never even attempt this form, it is quite beyond me. Yours here works well because of the way the ideas dovetail, that’s what makes it convincing.

  3. Lovely villanelle Ina. I am only just getting the hang of these now and English isn’t even your first language! Wonderful L&H ❤️ ️xxx

  4. Isn’t is strange that such a beautiful form can have such a sinister name: villanelle🙂
    Nicely done.

  5. Nettie Schroders said:

    Mooie poezie ,ik moet het vertalen in het nederlands dan kunnen de woorden misschien iets anders uit komen,knap hoor hoe jij met woorden speeld, [?] [?] [?] [?] [?] Ina het is voor mij muziek met woorden.gr Nettie

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