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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)?

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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 Towards The Sun
My life is a journey towards the sun, I have been travelling for many years, And both gladness and grief have come my way, I have accumulated memories, Keepsakes of an imperfect existence, I have been privileged to live at...Read More
Categories: childhood, family, memory, sun,
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
Speeches on different occasions
We always eulogize a child on his birth We also eulogize a person on his death On both occasions he is unable to appreciate the praise At birth...Read More
Categories: birth, death,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member To Survive
Of all the crises required to survive, Those involving finance may be the worst, When one is faced with monetary loss, Or with rapidly accumulating debt, That cannot be ignored or wished away, It is a matter that must be...Read More
Categories: death, grandfather, loss, money,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Just As Well
It is just as well dreams do not come true, Those of mine do not bring me much comfort, That is, if I remember them at all, Admittedly, most of them elude me, Most I can recall are incongruous, I...Read More
Categories: allusion, confusion, dream, fate,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Rest, Warrior
Weary warrior, it is time to rest, Drink deep this ale to satisfy your thirst, It is too dark now for further battle, No more gallant men need die today, Take off your armour until tomorrow, Bathe and bind your...Read More
Categories: anger, conflict, day, death,
Form: Sestina
Premium Member Rash Splash
I would like these words to make a big splash, Receiving due admiration and praise, Words of originality and flair, Imperiously splashed upon the page, Absolutely sure of their reception, Just another winning entry for me. I wonder what form of...Read More
Categories: appreciation, feelings, how i
Form: Sestina
AS I LIVE AND BREATHE
AS I LIVE AND BREATHE by Mary Grace Dembeck As I live and breathe! I turn on my TV, and I cannot Believe what I watch: A white police officer with his knee Pressed on a black man's neck. While the black man...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, abuse, angst,
Form: Sestina

Specific Types of Sestina Poems

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