Villanelle: Lodged in our cockles Aladdin lamps hum


Villanelle : Lodged in our cockles Aladdin lamps hum

yes”>   Always to heart stings awakened to soothe

yes”>   None to hear silent sobs shut in tight booth

yes”>   Each secret finger on the Djinn’s sharp tooth

yes”>   And make him slave to every wish in truth

yes”> 

yes”>   Were this not a gift from high above a truth

yes”>   For those few well-bred and armed to the tooth

yes”>   That in lost coves and caves melodious strum

  2013

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