Villanelle of Ye Young Poet's First Villanelle to his Ladye and Ye Difficulties Thereof

Eugene O'Neill 1888 (Times Square) – 1953 (Boston)



To sing the charms of Rosabelle,
To pour my soul out at her feet,
I try to write this villanelle.

Now I am caught within her spell,
It seems to me most wondrous sweet
To sing the charms of Rosabelle.

I seek in vain for words to tell
My love -- Alas, my muse is weak!
I try to write this villanelle.

Would I had power to compel
The English language incomplete
To sing the charms of Rosabelle.

The ardent thoughts that in me dwell
On paper I would fair repeat
I try to write this villanelle.

My effort fruitless is. O H--l!
I'll tell her all when next we meet.
To sing the charms of Rosabelle,
I tried to write this villanelle.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 30, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AbA cbA cxA cbA cbA cbAa
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 627
Words 125
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4

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