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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #1722334
The beauty is in the dying. [Villonnet]


Decaying Beauty


Creation dawns from Death’s designing reign
as summer shades prepare to fade away.
The forests bow, resigned to destiny,
for in decay is born a new domain.

The autumn breeze is crisp and sun rays wane,
initiating changes in the hues.
Bright colors burst where once was only green.
Creation dawns from Death’s designing reign.

Deception looms, foreshadowing disdain.
This brilliant beauty feigns emerging life.
A tapestry is formed from dying growth,
for in decay is born a new domain.

Creation dawns from Death’s designing reign.
Grieve not the changing of the ebbing day,
for in decay is born a new domain.


Villonnet Form
15 lines (3 quatrains & final tercet) iambic pentameter
lines 1-8-13 repeat and lines 4-12-15 repeat
rhyme scheme = abca adea afga aha


[Published in The Writing.Com Anthology 2012]

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