The Conundrum of Lost Desire; or finding inspiration to write a villanelle

With love and faith, I cracked my heart for you
and passion filled the holes with fire,
while grace’s light surrendered what I knew.

Wandering alone, I found Xanadu.
And there, for my burdens, was a pier
with Love and Faith; I cracked my heart for you.

A familiar world turned to flames of blue
as I gathered ashes of desire,
while grace’s light surrendered what I knew.

I carried the urn to grasses of dew.
Spreading the contents, there sprang a brier.
With love and faith, I cracked my heart for you.

Closing my eyes, I shunned the thorns I grew,
then saw the roses of its attire,
while grace’s light surrendered what I knew.

Through Beauty, I was given what is true.
In her arms, I let myself retire
with love and faith. I cracked my heart for you,
while Grace’s light surrendered what I knew.

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