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A sestina is a highly structured form of poetry consisting of six six-line stanzas and a three-line envoy (thirty-nine lines), but there is more to a sestina. What is sestina in poetry (complete definition)?

Dilemma
Rampant reckless retrospect rushes The present blurs in blues The mistakes of the past make me miserable and low And so, I give up and the feeling grows And in wait for time to make things better I...Read More
Categories: destiny, strength, symbolism,
Form: Sestina



Premium Member Poetry
Poetry reveals, enlightens, consoles Holding reflecting mirrors up to our souls, Showing what we might not otherwise see Suggests how our lives might better be Poetry instructs, refreshes, and amuses, Often fascinates; sometimes confuses. Poetry blends the colors of our experiences Breaks...Read More
Categories: literature, poems, poetry, writing,
Form: Sestina
Poeming in the Plaza
Poets write poetry; I order pizza Watch Jeopardy every evening Close my emails with "Sincerely" Instead of my own fancy phrase Wear solid colors--no artsy-fartsy scarf To set me apart from a regular person I'm just like a regular person Spending my...Read More
Categories: life, poetry,
Form: Sestina
October Moon
Beneath moon shadows. Elwood's room looks like an owl's moon. Owl's nest has curled around the clock, knotted lost tick tock. Trick or treat is catching up with the clock. It's quite clear now strawberry snail is on paper...Read More
Categories: autumn,
Form: Sestina
Mad Enterprise
Having me a real hard time—freedom out here where a stoned god don’t speak my language defiles the immaculate, and I am going mad in search of great enterprise. In search of great enterprise, I seek freedom from the mad— a stoned god static in...Read More
Categories: god, identity, religion,
Form: Sestina



Premium Member Nate Sestina's Sestina
Sometimes things don’t work out as planned not that Nate planned it, such is basketball love and strong are the threads of the basketball net. He hooped all summer, sweating on outdoor court before moving to school...Read More
Categories: basketball, dream, life,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member A Sestina on Judging
For years when my wife was sponsoring forensic groups Tasked me with "judging" high school oral presentations, [The most difficult thing I was called upon to do] Each youngster gave it their best and all were very good Rules...Read More
Categories: judgement, poems, poetry,
Form: Sestina
Fox Hunting
Fox Hunting She turns tail to snake through the dust, parting orderly heads of corn, breathing heat and eating dark On her way to escape—she hopes— from the fox chasing her (a rabbit). She knows this place and can’t be lost in...Read More
Categories: angst, animal, beauty, longing,
Form: Sestina
Picture This
It was just a random picture captured by the eye of a camera, some poor rendition of time and space in transition and all the while within the eye gleamed a memory of you and I. Was it...Read More
Categories: absence, age, time,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member If
If I were a famous poet quite well known, I hope that I would be a poet humble; that I would be an inspiration for all. That the pages of my poetry reached all, my writing awards I...Read More
Categories: poetess, poetry, writing,
Form: Sestina
Birds of Future Springs
Bird watchers say there are birds that return in spring to play build a nest, raise their young but as seasons change there are always some who stay the winter, forage for seeds familiar ones that cling...Read More
Categories: bird, spring, time,
Form: Sestina
The Reflective Path
Some say the experiences and encounters along life's paths and ways, it's the journey that we're on, the sibling rivalry, the parental guides in each direction gone, from birth to death we do our best...Read More
Categories: analogy, life,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Appearance Without an Opposite
Appearance w/o an Opposite.. Oppositions We observe today with expectation In that stretch of the future.. But in a new time..as time is exposed Oppositions are also exposed..and the Seamless sounds..quivering and revealing: Appearances..beauty expressing Nothing at all.. ...Read More
Categories: happy, meaningful, mystery, uplifting,
Form: Sestina
Kick-Push-Pull
My heart was broken Scattered fragments, evidence of our clash Drops of blood flowing down my face Alone, wounded, bashed, my feeling Out of tune, broken harmony, shattered peace Cold eyes, a soul without music No melody, my ears can’t...Read More
Categories: love,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Six Brothers In Harmony
Every one of my five brothers and I strive to create harmony. Our lives are lived in parallel yet at times we work alone. Other times we play well together - unity and coexistence is our goal. A chord can bring...Read More
Categories: brother, music, together,
Form: Sestina

Specific Types of Sestina Poems

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