Villanelle: If you scoff at the world we live in


Villanelle : If you scoff at the world we live in
 
If you scoff at the world we live in
   You’ll slip and fall and break your neck
Better bury your bones in between
 
Seek not our galaxy to win
   For myriads luminous beck
If you scoff at the world we live in
 
Each in his solipsistic bin
   Twists and turns and rots without break
Better bury your bones in between
 
What life there is has locked us within
   With no way out but by mistake
If you scoff at the world we live in
 
Even safe eutopias spin
   On their dreamers’ axes breakneck
Better bury your bones in between
 
Ask not if life’s but wanton sin
   The moon also rises by daybreak
If you scoff at the world we live in
   Better bury your bones in between

© T. Wignesan – Paris,  2013
 

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