Who wrote If I Could Tell You?

Who wrote If I Could Tell You?

W. H. Auden
If I Could Tell You/Lyricists

When was if I could tell you published?

October 3, 2000

If I Could Tell You
Released October 3, 2000
Studio Yanni’s home studio in Florida, U.S.
Genre Instrumental
Length 62:40

What is the poem if I could tell you about?

‘If I Could Tell You’ is, in the last analysis, a deeply paradoxical poem: a poem at once about being certain of nothing (except that the speaker would tell us the truth if he had the answers) in a time of uncertainty (except that we can be certain that there ‘must be’ reasons why things happen, even though we don’t …

What is the secret in if only I could tell you?

Audrey’s family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

Will Time say nothing but I told you so?

Time will say nothing but I told you so. There are no fortunes to be told, although, Because I love you more than I can say, If I could tell you I would let you know.

Will Time say nothing but I told you so if I could tell you I would let you know?

What is the form of a Villanelle?

A French verse form consisting of five three-line stanzas and a final quatrain, with the first and third lines of the first stanza repeating alternately in the following stanzas. These two refrain lines form the final couplet in the quatrain.

What are Villanelles usually about?

The villanelle originated as a simple ballad-like song—in imitation of peasant songs of an oral tradition—with no fixed poetic form. These poems were often of a rustic or pastoral subject matter and contained refrains.

What genre is if only I could tell you?

Romance novel
Domestic Fiction
If Only I Could Tell You: A Novel/Genres

What does villanelle mean in French?

: a chiefly French verse form running on two rhymes and consisting typically of five tercets and a quatrain in which the first and third lines of the opening tercet recur alternately at the end of the other tercets and together as the last two lines of the quatrain.

What is the point of a villanelle?

Villanelles originally centered around pastoral scenes and many of their themes commemorating life in the countryside. As the fixed villanelle gained popularity, writers used it to tackle all sorts of meanings, from celebration to sadness, and from love to loss.

What is the meaning of If I Could Tell You?

A well crafted poem. This is a poem about time and the repetitive nature of the villanelle is ideal for holding the thought on one aspect of time. The inability to see the future but inevitably the future will arrive given time. We all have to pay the price – our lives are input.

How many lines are in If I Could Tell You?

If I could tell you I would let you know. Once you have created ‘the key’ you have in fact created eight of the nineteen lines. Another feature of the villanelle is the end-rhyme word of each second line in the six stanzas as well as the rhyming dictated by the key in the other lines.

How is Time personified in If I Could Tell You?

Time is personified. The reader contemplates and adds his or her own thoughts. For example, if time is an animal then this animal knows something that we don’t know … the animal makes real its nature on an on-going basis … until eventually it swallows us up.

Who is Sarah Linda McCormick in If I Could Tell You?

Looking for a fresh start now that they have decided to officially “stop trying”, Abby attends a transformational “Breakthroughs and Miracles” seminar led by best-selling author and self-help guru, Sarah Linda McCormick.