I have never read a villanelle before but i quite like it. It's a very clever writing style. The poem was wonderful too, it makes me almost sorry for the young Tom.
This is, I do believe, one of the better poems here. I like the style, it's very different than the rest of the poetry. It's going in my favorites. P.S. I'm not related to Kestrel5 below me. Just a strange coincidence! P.P.S. I have a poem on her, free verse, in case you'd like to check it out. I also have 5 stories including another poem in queue, and 2 stories online.
Author's Response: I'll check them out. Thanks!
Its lovely, beautiful, not the theme - but the way its written. Its so hard to reveiw poems because they're so personal, but i really like this one. I like the lack of rhythm in it. It give it a certain quality.
Author's Response: Hmm...I kind-of understand what you're getting at about not having rhythm...it's almost like someone's whispering the words into your head as the movie plays. Thanks for the review!
Erm, Wow. One that had a lot of long words in it. I had to read it slowly to understand (no, I'm not thick, honestly) It was actually really good. It didnt had much rhythm but what it lacked it made up for in meaning. Definately a ten. I really like this one.
Author's Response: Yeah, I agree about the rhythm. But the structure of a villanelle is so rigid that I would have to be a genius to include it as well. Thanks immensely for the rating!