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Unread 06-15-2018, 07:56 AM
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Default Rick Mullin at Autumn Sky

I really like this villanelle by Rick Mullin, "In a Taxi from de Gaulle," here.


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Unread 06-15-2018, 09:44 AM
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Congratulations, Rick! You, sir, pulled off a Villanelle and did quite well by any measure.

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Unread 06-15-2018, 11:43 AM
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Bravo! How delightful to see a villanelle in anapests and its highly informed take on Montmartre.

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Unread 06-15-2018, 01:36 PM
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One of the finest villanelles I've ever had the pleasure to read. Rick has captured the mood perfectly. Kudos, Rick!
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Unread 06-15-2018, 01:49 PM
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Great Rick! Wonderful and sly.
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Unread 06-15-2018, 02:36 PM
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Wow, yes. What Susan said. Suddenly villanelles make sense to me in anapaests because this waltzes along and I can sing it!

Nice one Rick.
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Unread 06-16-2018, 06:57 PM
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Thanks folks! And thanks for the notice, Ed!
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