Sestina Poems | Examples of Sestina Poetry

Sestina Poems. Below are examples of sestina poems. This list of poetry in the sestina format or form is composed of the works from modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. A Sestina is a type of poem which consists of six stanzas. Share and read sestina poem examples. See a comprehensive sestina definition with format, rules, and structure of the poetry form.


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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Number of Man Luke Hobbs Sestina evil, philosophy, political, rights,
THE LAST KINGDOM OF 1000 YEARS Richard Gumede Sestina christian,
THE HOLY GRAIL Richard Gumede Sestina longing, power,
LOVE Richard Gumede Sestina love,
THE PATH TO LOVE Richard Gumede Sestina love,
Star Of The Roundup M. L. Kiser Sestina character, cool, horse, imagery,
A Sestina is Order and Scramble Carolyn Dewey Sestina confusion, poetry,
Night Trek RD McManes Sestina journey, night, travel,
View from the Shore David Siegel Sestina emotions, image, life, sky,
Song of the Lonely Siren Anna Nomaly Sestina loneliness, lonely, longing, lost,

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The dancer
by Elvis Wanjohi
She stretched her hand out into the sky 
As if she was pulling the sun's rays into her palms. 
Her legs moved with such grace,...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 12th grade, africa,

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THE BARBERSHOP QUARTET
by Kim Rodrigues
THE BARBERSHOP QUARTET

The barbershop quartet, mustache brushes in hand.
A Capella joviality, with torquing wrists, snapping fingers.
Bristles foaming, silky white and smooth, voices grand.

Dapper in their...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: music, song,

The Storm
by Bev Stewart
The Storm 

We stand at the edge of the sea
Where waves rush towards us like snapping dogs
and high above our heads, the seagulls surf the...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: storm, weather,

Seeking
by Davis Smith
Through this barren land I wander,
Down the hills of yonder I fall,
Skies wide hiding treasure
Cast shadows toward the open,
Cleansing my heart 
With power to revive.

Toeing...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: travel,

Along the Highway
by Anastasia Stewart
She walks along the highway
wrapped in a blanket of hazy fog.
Ticking you can hear the clock,
the girl walks faster, her back to the moon.
the road...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: depression, destiny, eulogy,

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The Starlight Symphony
by Tamara Beryl Latham

Music resonates in the air tonight.
Violins play "The Starlight Symphony;"
their notes gently hushed in sweet refrain,
while flutes enhance the cellos' harmony.
Our eyes align, though brief,...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: feelings, love, music,

Death Blue
by Anna Nomaly
I saw him coming, my old friend Death 
His eyes were not wrathful but also not Kind
He simply looked up at the sky so Blue...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: death, heaven, ocean,

We're Just Brown
by Zachary Gilstrap
Grandma’s brown knuckles crinkled 
As she gently peeled the heirloom 
Potatoes, discarding the brown-
Skinned strips into the garbage
Bin. She was at home here, alive 
And...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: grandmother,

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Myriad of Scars
by Heidi Coon
Long ago, before she was ever hunted by the beast,
She had only drank from the cool river of freedom.
One fateful day it happened; she was...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, change, hope, inspirational,

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Life's Crescendo
by Catie Lindsey
When at last love dawned, everything seemed so simple,
walking on air and emitting an invisible, yet radiant power,
my heart was energized while the world engaged...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: love, youth,

Pride or love
by Ibrahim Clouds
A girl whose beauty springs from her heart-,
her image in the album of my mind-
is like a golden waxing moon
exhaling torrent of light into a...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,

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A SESTINA - MY SECRET RIVER
by Mick Talbot



 MY SECRET RIVER
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Its source some distance from its end, highlands.
A little trickle meanders a mile.
Pure, full of many forms of life, no fish!
Now babbles...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: nature, rap, river,

La doncella oscilante
by Adeyemi Joshua
The winter stood amaze,
As the summer set the atmosphere a-blaze.
The swaying maiden is found in nought,
For the scorching sun had with it fought.

All dawn does...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allegory,

Butterfly
by Daniel Miltz
Butterfly

{Sestet}
Sep 11, 2017• By daniel miltz •

A splendid butterfly, floated out there 
I stood there frozen, watching, winging flight
Gazing its beauty, then onto the air
Its...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: butterfly,

The Road
by Donald Lee
I chose to follow the road
Even though i know not where it goes
My thoughts alone the only hope
To help my through this life alone
I guess...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: hope, loneliness, love,

Drunk Encounter
by Alex Han
On Friday, we let loose of ourselves.

We all came out from our inner shells.

We fell down from the narrow stairs before

Because we drank way too...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: first love, love, romance,

Symphony of Experimentalists
by Simeon Chukwu
We all wish to be called Alice
And fly into a land of true dreams.
We all feel like connecting to beyond
The lines our horizon speaks of
Against...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: character, confidence, dream, faith,

The Mystery Of Love
by Aliza Kashmala Kiran
The Mystery Of Love
I haven't wrote a poem
since the day he left 
My words don't sound the same anymore ,
but still I write,
there's no reason...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: i love you, lost

A Broken Sestina
by Cameron Coolidge
I sat at the corner table with my journal and coffee,
Observant to the shop and the world outside preparing for the weekend.
Through my gaze, I...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: desire, imagery, love,

An English Castle
by Alfred Berggren
In a dreary county castle,
a ghost from the past is seen to dwell.
It haunts the castle battlements,
and walks the halls at night.
It walks the halls...

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Sestina | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: evil,



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