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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)?
angst, animal, beauty, longing,
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
absence, age, time,
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
poetess, poetry, writing,
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
Birds of Future Springs
bird, spring, time,
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
The Reflective Path
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
Towards The Sun
childhood, family, memory, 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
Appearance Without an Opposite
happy, meaningful, mystery, uplifting,
Appearance w/o an Opposite..
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:
Nothing at all..
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
Six Brothers In Harmony
brother, music, together,
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
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
death, grandfather, loss, money,
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
Just As Well
allusion, confusion, dream, fate,
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,
anger, conflict, day, death,
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
appreciation, feelings, how i
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
AS I LIVE AND BREATHE
12th grade, abuse, angst,
AS I LIVE AND BREATHE
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
Specific Types of Sestina Poems
Read wonderful sestina poetry on the following sub-topics:
animals, family, flowers, friendship, funny, kids, life, love, music, nature, nursery, parents, school, soccer, spring, sports, war, winter
Definition | What is Sestina in Poetry?