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Sestina - Letting Go of the Past

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Sestina - Letting Go of the Past

Let you go
Tethered home
Burnt-out lives
Shattered eyes
Shall not last
Bruised blue past

Fire-fuelled past
Let me go
Made to last
Why come home?
Close my eyes
Empty lives

Perfect lives
Puzzled past
Misty eyes
Need to go
Taste the home
Could not last

Standing last
Look at lives
Empty home
Sunless past
Time to go
Open eyes

Staring eyes
Touching lost
Whisper ‘go’
From our lives
Shun the past
Burn the home

Ashen home
Stinging eyes
Destroy past
Finish last
Parting lives
Have to go

Home at last
Eyes shut lives
Past let go

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  1. Date: 1/23/2013 2:39:00 PM
    lovely tension and resolve. Thanks.

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 11:56:00 AM
    Wow, I like this one a lot! Sestinas are really fun to write but I always had trouble making it flow naturally— this flows gorgeously! Good work my dear poet friend!

  1. Date: 10/22/2012 9:17:00 PM
    Being of a lazy sort, the sestina has not been addressed by me. Your weaving intrigues - the story unfolds at a comfortable pace with the repetition of a skilled tutor. I learn something of the task, letting go, and I'm inspired to learn more about sestina. Thanks for sharing your words and thoughts, John.

  1. Date: 5/22/2010 8:44:00 AM
    hi Zac! Wow , so few words and yet so effectively written! You really did a wonderful job with your sestina, congrats on your win :) It's amazing how changing the places of those words can form a story, enjoyed this sestina of yours and thanks for your comments :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2010 4:54:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Jared's contest "The Sestina" Zac. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 10:23:00 AM
    A wonderfully told story with these few words. Congratulations. Joyce

  1. Date: 5/18/2010 8:47:00 AM
    Congrats Zac on your HM in the Sestina contest ...enjoy your wonderful honor for an equally wonderful write...with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 3:46:00 AM
    Good morning, a sweet nice and flowing ride thanks for the read,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/17/2010 3:17:00 AM
    Past let go. Something we all need to learn to do et go of the past. Excellent piece.