Sunday, 15 December 2013

Oscar Wilde- a villain, hell!

16:05:00 Posted by Shaun Brookes , , , , , 2 comments
I know relatively nothing of Oscar Wilde's work. Like most writers, I have an anthology and like most, I have flicked through it from time to time but to write something on the theme- you're having a laugh. 
What I do know about the man is that he was locked up for being a homosexual, the criminal! On account of him being a villain then, a villanelle. 

Heavyweight Themes

This week the blog post will be late
The gap between words and my mind is vast
I'm afraid, my friends, you'll have to wait.

We're discussing another literary great
Something I found out on Monday past
This week the blog post will be late.

Six days to research a heavyweight
A Dickens or Wilde is just too fast
I'm afraid, my friends, you'll have to wait.

Ideas- all the links- they vibrate, mutate
Though they gather up they just won't hold fast
This week the blog post will be late.

I cannot sit here until my pupils dilate
Sticking bad quotes together with Elastoplast
I'm afraid, my friends, you'll have to wait.

But reader, know I don't mean to aggravate
I just dare not to wrong the enthusiasts
This week the blog post will be late
So I'm afraid, my friends, you'll have to wait.



Thanks for reading,
S.



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2 comments:

Colin Davies said...

This made me smile a lot. Which I know seems odd being as there is a very small scale to which a smile can exist however, I do declare, that the very top of this scale. The maximum point from which a big smile moves from being one of utter joy to becoming one of insanity is the smile I am declaring as being 'a lot'

Ashley R Lister said...

villain - hell

Clever use of the form. I'm jealous.