FILO Villanelle

The Sucréd and the Proe Fyn

No added vanilla.

h/t The Waste Land

Today’s challenge:write a poem that incorporates at least one of the following: (1) the villanelle form, (2) lines taken from an outside text, and/or (3) phrases that oppose each other in some way. 

Credit: JdVP

Filo Villanelle

Mixing memory and desire

Wilts the unfurling flower

Like a drought spell in the spring

I brush melted butter

Between sheer dough sheets of filo

I’m layering memory and desire

Slide it into the hot oven’s maw

Its element, desert sun shining down

Like a drought spell falling over spring

Scents of cranberry and brie bubble

The leaves now fall-crisp

Parcels of memory and desire

The mouth waters, the senses explode

Slide out the juxtaposed creation

Like a drought spell fell in spring

Small bites of savory and sweet

Mixing memory and desire

Spring leaves after the drought.

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