That’s a great way to think of it. I’m just stubborn, and used to want to beat the form into submission. Obviously I’ve learned (yes, the hard way) that this method doesn’t work! It’s either there, or it’s not. We need to know when to walk away.

I do see villanelle as a challenge, which means I need to keep trying. Thanks for the new inspiration!

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