A villanelle I had to write for class. It turned out better than I'd expected, despite being far more structured than I usually write.


Disturb not the balance of nature

The endless struggle of dark and light

To meddle is to destroy the future

Children of the dark pray that light doth falter

They seek a world of endless night

Disturb not the balance of nature

Followers of light, living things do nurture

They follow the path of right

To meddle is to destroy the future

Darkness knows it's her light seeks to fetter

She will retaliate with unholy might

Disturb not the balance of nature

Light knows that dark shall give no quarter

Though a lover of peace, she shall fight

To meddle is to destroy the future

Light to heal and dark to torture

Their battle a terrifying, glorious sight

Disturb not the balance of nature

To meddle is to destroy the future


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