I have a question born of almost total ignorance. Is the rhyme scheme here different than a traditional villanelle? As I understand it the scheme is ABA in each of the tercets, but these don’t seem to rhyme. I do see the repetitive elements, but I’m still confused whether this is the strict form or whether it might have been “adapted” a bit.

Gorgeous, for sure, but I’m interested in the form. I’ll go check the link in your comment as soon as I post this – there may be an answer there.