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Best Sestina Poems

Below are the all-time best Sestina poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sestina poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Sestina to Spain
Iberia, you took my breath away
with fiery gypsy spirit and romance;
with ancient Moorish history and grace;
with everything there is of you to see;
to hear and...

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Categories: me,
Form: Sestina



On my face is a smile- sestina contest
The feeling of happiness, I see in your smile
Wonder what the secret is, what is her name
How long have you felt this, is it for...

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Categories: love,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member When Madness Rides on Moonlight
Days pass into the weak, loveless nights. The moon blinks.
The stars swirl beneath Van Gogh’s brush, as he links.
Comet light passes twisting cypresses, a schizophrenic’s...

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Categories: god, life,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member will you catch me
If I should reach out, will you take my hand,
and hold me ‘til I reach that promised land?
Will you stay with me after tears have...

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Categories: courage, depression, faith, loss, love,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member The Stars and Beyond
As we speculate the clear evening sky
Iridescent with jewels which we call stars,
Alive in our hearts stir the endless dream
To unwind and solve the mysteries...

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Categories: space, stars,
Form: Sestina



Premium Member When Madness Rides on Moonlight
Days pass into the weakest of loveless nights. The moon blinks.
The stars swirl beneath the colored brush of Van Gogh. He links.
Comets trail snowfields of...

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Categories: lovegod, light, god, life, light,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member The Wind and Sea
The Wind and Sea


The mighty wind unleashed its gusty song 
     across the tranquil, undulating sea,
and stirred her body with his...

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Categories: sestina, sea, wind,
Form: Tritina
There is no fear in love
When I first realized that I loved you
I became afraid, for I felt exposed,
surrounded by the broken-down fences
I had painstakingly built as protection 
for my...

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Categories: love, love,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member When Madness Rides on Moonlight
Days pass into the weak, loveless nights. The moon blinks.
The stars swirl beneath Van Gogh’s brush, as he links.
Comet light passes twisting cypresses, a schizophrenic’s...

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Categories: anxiety, art, depression, suicide,
Form: Sestina
A cyclical life
Here in the heavy depths of insolent woes,
We gesture and talk and waste our time,
Staking claim to each minute of our earthly life,
Running the hours...

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Categories: life, lovewords, metaphor, beauty, beauty, poetry,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Celebarating The Adventure Of Advent: A collaboration with Kai Michael Neumann
Universal elegy grieves and yet embraces shifts of paradigm
New beginnings consciousness initiates comprehends and thus proceeds from
Illusion’s delusion collusions misconceptions in the irritating
Vortex whirlpool immanent...

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Categories: adventure, community, universe,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Revel Joyfully
It was on a cold night in Bethlehem that hope was born
A babe lay in a manger as angels sang joyfully
Above the nativity a star...

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Categories: happiness, holiday, upliftingnight, birth, day, future,
Form: Sestina
Life Lesson
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Categories: confusion, dedication, forgiveness, goodbye, love, me,
Form: Sestina
Thinking of You

Thinking of your smile makes my day,
So inspired to write a poem of what I feel,
Can’t take you out of my mind my dear.
 
In...

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Categories: love,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Obsession
Obsession

A letter to my secret love
The moment I first saw you
Was the most perfect day
A day I will forever cherish
The best day of my life
A...

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Categories: i love you,
Form: Sestina
Natures Forest
Around the base of the tree the banks of bluebells flower
Tall and straight but weak of stem, beautifying the forest
Cultivated by nature, leaves for compost,...

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Categories: flower, nature, blue,
Form: Sestina
Things We Think
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© Toni Orban  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, love, money, space, time,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member A Mouse And A Man



In the anters and shadows of this baleful life
perhaps the little brown mouse searching in silence
bewray a lonesome story behold

For eyes to wander a brief...

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Categories: friendship, life, metaphor, life,
Form: Sestina
The Nearsighted Dragon
To celebrate his new glasses,
home a nearsighted dragon, did fly.
the doctor had truly, helped his sight.
A party he’d throw, full of savories; 
on many delicacies,...

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Categories: humor, myth,
Form: Sestina
AN UNHIDDEN REALITY
I hate my deeds & 
everbody hates me
It's a fact and I know it
I am a burden so heavy 
I am a curse so dark
I...

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Categories: depression, grief,
Form: Sestina
DREAM CHASER
A dull Christmas eve, still it was better than most
I’d heard of winter and snow in places far away
Of cold and frozen waters and rains...

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Categories: adventure, black african american, christmas, desire,
Form: Sestina
Columbine
That tragic day the school bells tolled
in April nineteen ninety-nine:
the massacre at Columbine,
the rage of Harris and Klebold.

Some say that Harris was a cold
and grandiose...

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© evan bowen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: death, school, teenage,
Form: Sestina
Whispers of my fair maiden
Alone, there I stood by the bench in the park.
On a leash by my side, my protective young hound.
In the distance I heard the echo...

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Categories: adventure, animals, caregiving, people, places, upliftingme,
Form: Sestina
Dance, was my release
Pain had I ignited bright
Through my silence, had my hurt worsened
Denied conversations with all for superficial reasons, I had
Forgetting that love was my life
And people...

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Categories: change, dance, forgiveness, heart, hurt, i
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Death Undignified, Fort Laramie 1860
High noon in Fort Laramie, the summer sun is oppressive.
A whalebone corset digs into my body’s tender parts.
Peering from the shop, my hand touching the...

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Categories: memory,
Form: Sestina