Window – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a balcony style stone window looking out over trees and a river.

THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “Lavender” by Joanna Fuhrman: cool, purple, drown, think, disheveled, sulk, straw, world, mouth, funk, rattle, lilacs

Outside my window are lilacs

Pink and purple and so pure

The world is lovely to the max

Some disheveled along the tracks

Some rattle on the cool moor

Outside my window are lilacs

Over there are straw and flax

Not drowning of their allure

The world is lovely to the max

Looking at them I can relax

I think they’re part of the brochure

Outside my window are lilacs

Funk and soul music are back

Looking outside is always a cure

The world is lovely to the max

Thank you for the music and lilacs

I’ll have a great day for sure

Outside my window are lilacs

The world is lovely to the max*

(c) ladyleemanila 2022

  • A Villanelle is a nineteen-line poem consisting of a very specific rhyming scheme: aba aba aba aba aba abaa.
  • The first and the third lines in the first stanza are repeated in alternating order throughout the poem, and appear together in the last couplet (last two lines).
  • One of the most famous Villanelle is “Do not go Gentle into that Good Night” by Dylan Thomas.

For: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/writephoto-window/, http://sundayswhirligig.blogspot.com/2022/01/whirligig-354.html


  1. Very impressive. Does it come to you naturally or do you have to work really hard at it? I always find I have to wait for some sort of inspiration before I can start a short story, but once it starts, it sort of evolves of its own accord. I wondered if poetry like yours works that way too.

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  2. Outside my window ARE lilacs, and the smell coming in so so wonderful when they’re in bloom! Your world is lovely to the “max,” mine is “disheveled” in my take!

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