O, Awaken My Soul, Here Comes Spring (Villanelle with audio)

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O, awaken my soul, here comes Spring 
There are so many treasures to be found 
What joys and delights this season will bring

Winters cold grip is softening 
The changes can be felt all around 
O, awaken my soul, here comes Spring

I feel my heart stirring and being to ring 
With every beautiful new sound 
What joys and delights this season will bring

Life surges forth in every living thing 
There’s movement in the air and on the ground 
O, awaken my soul, here comes Spring

I cannot wait until it’s in full swing 
The effect on my mood is profound 
What joys and delights this season will bring

The earth and my heart start to sing 
As we are both spellbound 
O, awaken my soul, here comes Spring 
What joys and delights this season will bring


Villanelle: A poetry form with five tercets and an ending quatrain. There are 19 lines with a rhyming scheme of A1BA2 ABA1 ABA2 ABA1 ABA2 ABA1A2. The first line repeats as line 6, 12, and 18, and the third line repeats as line 9, 15, and 19. If you are new to poetry, the most famous Villanelle is Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, by Dylan Thomas.

Background track credit to taavhaap

18 thoughts on “O, Awaken My Soul, Here Comes Spring (Villanelle with audio)

  1. I love hearing your voice ✨ highly evocative with a touch of ASMR soothing. You expressed so heartily, the sound of birds chirping and life only added to the immersion. Amazing ☀️

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    1. Oh thank you Radhika and I agree about the magic of spring. I thought adding audio would lift the words for the reader. I was uncertain about it, so I’m glad to hear it worked well.

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