V is for Villonnet


The Villonnet was created by D. Allen Jenkins.

A Villonnet is a hybrid of the Villanelle and the Sonnet. It has the Iambic Pentameter of both, but holds the four-stanza/line structure of the sonnet, while utilizing the two-line rhyme nature of the villanelle. The final stanza replaces the sonnet couplet with a typical villanelle tercet.

(5) Words: | SCORE | SLEEP | FREE | CALM | ESCAPE |

I can’t sleep, free me from your memories
I’d like to remain calm from disturbance
Escape to a place where there’s no more you
It doesn’t matter where, hills or alleys

I don’t know what the score is, but not threes
Three’s always a crowd, so I have to leave
I could be free to roam the whole wide world
I can’t sleep, free me from your memories

Enough about your lies and trickeries
The situation is not getting better
You’re full of promises but no action
It doesn’t matter where, hills or alleys

I can’t sleep, free me from your memories
Stop haunting me wherever I go
It doesn’t matter where, hills or alleys

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

For: Weekly Writing Prompt #85, #AtoZChallenge – 4-26-2017 – Letter V

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Rhythm – Weekly Writing Prompt #83

Rhythm – Weekly Writing Prompt #83


(5) Words: | THINK | RISE | RHYTHM | FLOAT| FALL |

The rise and fall
Like floating in the air
Like the rhythm of your heart
Melody in my soul when I’m with you
Happiness when I think of you
With all the memories
And challenges

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* Rictameter is a scheme similar to Cinquain. Starting your first line with a two syllable word, you then consecutively increase the number of syllables per line by two. i.e. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 Then down again, 8, 6, 4, 2 Making the final line the same two syllable word you began with.


For: Weekly Writing Prompt #83

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #18 – “Charm & Touch”

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #18 – “Charm & Touch”

life could be charming
touched by simple things around
work hard and play safe
open our minds to real things
counting our blessing, that’s clear

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

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(5) Words: | LIFE | WORK | REAL | SAFE | CLEAR |


For: Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #18 – “Charm & Touch”, Weekly Writing Challenge #73 by the secret keeper

Weekly Writing Prompt #70 – Hush!

Weekly Writing Prompt #70 – Hush!

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(5) Words: | NOISE | NOTE | WORD | TRADE | PART |

Hush, I don’t want to hear a word
Take note for I’d do you a trade
Heard a noise from above, it whirred
Could be a part of a charade

And so it went for quite some time
It has got some rhyme and a chime
The soothing whir of the air vents
I wonder what it represents*

(c) ladyleemanila 2017

* A Rispetto, an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme.

For: Weekly Writing Prompt #70

Vessel of ancient world

This week’s photo prompt is provided by Jade Wong. Thank you Jade!

Vessel of ancient world
Strange green element
Guarding the land and sea
Gives us peace in our soul
Saves us from injustice
Brings us courage and hope

Vessel of forgiveness
Nobody is perfect
Acceptance is the key
Of our diversity
Might be green diamond
So prised and beautiful

Vessel of devotion
Positivity, too
Carried by the angels
Embraced by the airstream
In our spirit it stays
To each and everyone*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* Spirit’s Vessel, a poetry form created by Christina R Jussaume on April 7, 2008, consists of three stanzas of six lines each of six syllables each. These stanzas must start with the letters VESSEL OF YOUR last word is 6 letters and your choice. The poem must be uplifting in content and spiritual in nature. It may be with or without rhyme. Rhyme is a plus. It should be left justified.

For: FFfAW Challenge by Priceless Joy, Weekly Writing Prompt #65 – (5) Words: | GUARD | STRANGE | RIVER | LAND | MIND |