You may read it here: http://classicalpoets.org/2018/12/05/let-them-go-by-mickey-kulp/.
The Society of Classical Poets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2012 as a group of poets dedicated to the revival and proliferation of good, new poetry.
They are not shy about their lofty goals. Their mission is to "...preserve humankind’s artistic traditions; to reestablish poetry as one of the most widely appreciated forms of literature, communication, and entertainment; to increase appreciation of centuries of rhyming or metered poetry; to support poets who apply classical techniques in modern poetry through publication and performance opportunities and awards; and to aid in language arts education that imbues high moral fiber and good character."
Your Dose of Education
The Academy of American Poets says this about the villanelle:
"During the Renaissance, the villanella and villancico (from the Italian villano,
or peasant) were Italian and Spanish dance-songs. French poets who called their
poems “villanelle” did not follow any specific schemes, rhymes, or refrains. Rather,
the title implied that, like the Italian and Spanish dance-songs, their poems spoke
of simple, often pastoral or rustic themes."
|Image: The Pybus family, c.1769 (The National Gallery of Victoria)|