You’re Havin’ A Laugh – A Villanelle

YOU’RE HAVIN’ A LAUGH

So you think it’s easy? Bloody hell!
This challenge went out (sadly, no money)
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle.

Why not have a go? It’ll soon begin to gel.
You’ve always liked being funny,
so you think it’s easy. Bloody hell!

This nonchalance is bogus; Can’t you tell?
I s’pose I could try for something punny,
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle.

It’s thinking cap on; thoughts rush about pell-mell
like some amphetamine-fuelled Easter Bunny.
So you think it’s easy? Bloody hell!

But you just can’t fail with a personal smell
and the heat of an Australian outback dunny
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle.

It may not exactly be Dylan Thomas, but well …
I’ll get there. Pass the bottle, my honey.
So you think it’s easy – Bloody hell! –
to squeeze some humour from a villanelle?

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* http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5796

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on September 8, 2013, in Poetry, Villanelle, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I deff know it’s not easy or funny : /

    Liked by 1 person

  2. delightful go at a difficult form to write .. made me smile 🙂
    groetjes, Francina

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Very difficult form – well done!

    Liked by 1 person

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