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This obsession with poetic form is really grabbing you

now,  Candia, said Brassica.

No, I used to write villanelles decades ago.  It is just that I dig

them out and upload them.

So, what’s your latest?

Well, as I said, it’s just the most recent post…

 

PATHETIC FALLACY?

Image: Edal Anton Lefterov, 2010

 

Throughout her life she’d been mercurial,

so her barometer (retirement gift),

a fine and fitting testimonial

 

was to her vagaries, from genial

to downright rude, or seriously miffed;

throughout her life, she’d been mercurial.

 

Her moods ranged from warm to marmoreal;

her spouse could now anticipate her drift-

a fine and fitting testimonial:

 

whether vane, forecaster, yet impartial

indicator of isobaric shift.

Throughout her life she’d been mercurial.

 

This almanac became essential

to check her profligacy, or her thrift:

a fine and fitting testimonial

 

to all her sins, from crass to venial,

and, when she died, he saw the pressure lift.

Throughout her life she’d been mercurial:

a fine and fitting testimonial?

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