ice cream vilanelle

Love and ice cream melt in the summer sun
frozen sweetness shifts to warm honey thick,
we revel, taste until pleasure is done

What started in joy becomes much less fun
as it melts like wax ringing round a wick
love and ice cream melt in the summer sun

When sweetness and cold at first become one
they dance on the tongue in chocolate licks,
we revel, taste until pleasure is done

And, like that ice cream, this vilanelle runs
and beads, like tears rolling down cone or stick,
love and ice cream melt in the summer sun

And fall to the earth in drips, white to dun
no slow savor, a flavor tasted quick
we revel, taste until pleasure is done

And so it is summer, here just begun
and over so quickly, passed with a lick
we revel, taste until pleasure is done
love and ice cream melt in the summer sun

***OK, my vanilla vilanelle–if I could use ice cream in a haiku, I had to see if those same images could be used in a vilanelle.  I am sure I will never try this form again.  Poet’s Billow people, you had to know someone was going to try this, and I HAD to, even though I said I would not…

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to ice cream vilanelle

  1. Kyle says:

    like the ice cream, this is sweet and i love it

  2. A fun Summer poem.

  3. nelle says:

    Good thing I’m full. 🙂 Nice wander into a little summer’s pleasure.

  4. unfetteredbs says:

    nice work and a tough form to tackle… you are brave and talented :0)
    Now I need to have a huge bowl of ice cream with a sticky topping all over it

  5. keep ice cream and love away from the summer sun! perhaps then they can be tasted visually and not melt and run, always fun, never undone, as our eyes lick and bodies and ears click!

  6. Rhonda says:

    gee and i just thought all you did was eat ice cream! the images you awaken susan are ‘awkening’. 🙂

  7. This is better than sugary lips and dripping chin with delectability! You’re wonderful in every topic! ~Love you friend ~Deborah

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