‘But soon the devil’s among us flesh and fell’, taken from ‘The Ballad Of Villon And Fat Madge’ by François Villon
Let us arise from our drunken pit
and savour every element of spring:
the burst of every flowering bud;
the first silvery notes of mating birds;
the drowsy hum of the first bumblebee –
before the devil’s among us
in the frantic dew of flesh and blood.
Kim M. Russell, 2018
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads April 15; Serendipity and a poet, also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry
Gillena tells us that she recently came across an interesting poem of the day at Poemhunter: ‘The Ballad of the Proverbs’ by François Villon, so she clicked into more of his poems and found information about the poet, which she has shared with us. Our challenge is to read three poems by Villon; choose one that we like; distil a quote from it; construct a new poem, using any form our our choice and based on our understanding or appreciation of the quote, making sure we stay within the limit of 100 words. We must preface our newly written poems with the quote and name of the poet, including a link to the chosen Viillon poem. Now that’s some challenge!