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© G.V., 09-07-2013, All Rights Reserved

(six sestines, sestinas or sextains - Iambic pentameter)

I am working on the sixth sextain:


A vessel drew away, inside the night;
its deck beneath the falling downpour rocked,
autonomous the waves reshaped her sight
with capstan hoisted anchor be chain-locked,
the mistle drops of skies conducted where
a maid's perfuming aura sent her flare.

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The clockwork ticks transformed to fog and air
while dusk absorbed the beacon's blinking signs,
- surreal and indefinite designs
with tangible his steady flash and flare;
beneath the kind, retentive cloak of chance,
- he breathed her in, her aural scent and glance. 

Inside the tavern sea-men ordered drinks;
amidst the tulips of the hazy smoke,
he felt the night with owls' persistent croak,
and lady Sadness 'pon the starboard brinks;
Invisible the night descended slopes 
in quietness with dark, elusive scopes.

Her primrose scent - ambrosian sorrow's gate,
remote Paradisos and range of soul
perfumed her whiff surpassed, and burned like coal,
he clenched the glass and drunk the dark brusque straight,
the tumbler shattered - deep inhaled her scent,
- with unrelenting his blood thrash torment.

The night was dense; inside the mists he drew
with red drops dropping from the deep palm cut
a wraith, she vanished while her louvres were shut
the nightfall's emptiness inside him grew
caressed the heavy door, its luster stained
the primrose scent inside his mind ingrained.

And she descended - Nymph the fates had graced;
betimes he breathed the scent of night primrose,
same carnal prayer and adytum disposed,
her sacrosanct of pathos' splendor traced;
with flash reflecting in her eyes' domain
the primrose scent dispersed inside the rain.

© G.V., 09-07-2013 All rights reserved
(five sextains, sestines or sestinas  - Iambic pentameter)

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  1. Date: 2/17/2014 9:42:00 AM
    Beautiful poem. SKAT

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 2/17/2014 3:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Sid! :)
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:07:00 AM
    Giorgio, thank you for everything, Congrats for the well deserved win...always~ Linda

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 1/7/2014 11:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am thanking you, sweetest Linda! :) G.
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Sometimes, a certain scent can remind us of a loved one. That essence remains in our minds, and we can smell it even when they are not present...A beautifully written poem with detailed imagery! Congratulations on your well deserved win, Giorgio!...Thank you for the kind congrats on my poem. I appreciate it very much!

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Wonderful piece,Giorgio...Great write..Congrats on your well deserved win....

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 2:30:00 PM
    Beautiful poem and congrats on your win, Giorgio! Julie :-)

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 10:03:00 AM
    and ps..........thank you so much, Giiorgio, for choosing my poem among your winners. It is my honor to be there on your list with such great writers! Thank you !!

  1. Date: 11/18/2013 10:01:00 AM
    And somehow you make it look so easy......your poetry flows so beautifully smooth and sleek as satin. You are a wonderful story teller....this is lovely!

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Giorgio, this seems like a difficult form to write. You aced it. Congrats!

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 8:19:00 PM
    Congratulations on the fine win, Giorgio

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 6:55:00 PM
    ah I can't praise your poetry highly enough, this is just sublime - goodness, you put most of us to shame! lol love those "tulips of the hazy smoke"! congrats on your well deserved top spot win :)

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 5:39:00 PM
    There is little wrong with this poem. Indescribably rich and delicious. I'm savoring it still. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 11/17/2013 3:43:00 PM
    Giorgio, , thank you for the fine win..... Sending hugs: -) Thank you for the support. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 9/10/2013 2:39:00 AM
    That is one of the most wonderful poems I have read this year, truly great, the way you write lead me from start to finish enchanted. I am glad I read your words. D.N.Read

  1. Date: 9/9/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Wow! Very descriptive imagery, which makes it so easy for the reader to see the story you want to tell. And, I enjoyed the story you told here! I could smell the scent of the primroses while reading this one! You are a very talented poet!...You might like my poem, "Serenity"....Thank you so much for the kind visit to my poems. Always appreciated!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:56:00 PM
    You write so beautifully Giorgio..Always glad when you post something new.I wrote a poem about a primrose awhile ago but nothing compares to such enchantment of yours. Tnks for stopping by my humble poems.

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Truly a fine, descriptive piece with such sensory delight, G... outstanding rhythm of a melody!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 5:36:00 AM
    What a beautifully expressed and poignant poem-- awesome write xx

    A. V. Avatar Giorgio A. V.
    Date: 9/7/2013 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Kim. :)