Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
September 1st, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 278,918 comments.
Donald Hall - Villanelle

Katie could put her feet behind her head
Or do a grand plié, position two,
Her suppleness magnificent in bed.

I strained my lower back, and Katie bled,
Only a little, doing what we could do
When Katie tucked her feet behind her head.

Her torso was a C-cup'd figurehead,
Wearing below its navel a tattoo
That writhed in suppleness upon the bed.

As love led on to love, love's goddess said,
"No lovers ever fucked as fucked these two!
Katie could put her feet behind her head!"

When Katie came she never stopped. Instead,
She came, cried "God!," and came, this dancer who
Brought ballerina suppleness to bed.

She curled her legs around my neck, which led
To depths unplumbed by lovers hitherto.
Katie could tuck her feet behind her head
And by her suppleness unmake the bed.

Share |

Added: Feb 21 2003 | Viewed: 270 times | Comments and analysis of Villanelle by Donald Hall Comments (0)

Villanelle - Comments and Information

Poet: Donald Hall
Poem: Villanelle
Volume: The Painted Bed
Year: Published/Written in 2002
Poem of the Day: Jul 27 2007
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Villanelle, has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

Hall Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore