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Memory Sestina Poems

These Memory Sestina poems are examples of Sestina poems about Memory. These are the best examples of Sestina Memory poems written by international poets.


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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Categories: grandmother,

Premium MemberLife'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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Categories: love, youth,



Premium MemberA 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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Categories: nature, rap, river,

Lost Love Begins by Earl Schumacker
Lost love where lust begins to rise 
Relationships build on betrayals honesty
Grown in the mushroom dark         ...

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Categories: adventure, change, conflict, death,

Premium MemberDeath Undignified, Fort Laramie 1860 by Debbie Guzzi
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,

In Support of a Kenyan Teacher by Kilalo Mwashighadi


In this land we had a President teacher
So was our nice neighbour next door
A fertile ground to hold holy such a duty
An easy guess :...

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Categories: africa, career, change, class,

The Garden by Corinne Meade
Sometimes it all feels like a dream.
A dream full of love,
Full of life,
And full of happiness.
It is as though I am surrounded by flowers;
Yet, every...

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Categories: dark, death, life, lonely,

Smile in your sleep by Trent Turney
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Categories: absence, age, childhood, life,

Lament The Loss and Nurture Hope by M. L. Kiser
Drought cooks a garden; 
foliage’s veins and arteries burn.
One wonders if rain will return; 
the ground, an abstract of cracks.
Baked by the sunlight, 
plants retreat;...

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Categories: earth, environment, nature, poems,

Premium MemberShadow Soldiers on Parade by John lawless
In endless quest we sought seclusions peace                  ...

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Categories: courage, military,

Premium MemberNatures Forest by Seren Roberts
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,

Darkness by Sandra Adams
somewhere in the depths of self
pity holds a child tight
mind spills her dreams
on star-filled nights
and reflections of yesterdays
echo through mirrored smiles

through framed glass i trace...

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Categories: childhood, confusion, life, child,

WHAT IS JOY by valeria iliadou
The sun is risen, another day is here like a movement.
Eyes are meeting with a glance.World's invisible smiles.
The day break of our youth, the distance...

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Categories: lifeday, night, light, fire,

Premium MemberIdella's Gift by Debbie Guzzi
There are smells and sights and tastes which always remind 
of Grandma with her rows of flowers bright,
the red of poppy the gladiolas white, the...

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Categories: caregiving, childhood, family, introspection,

Premium MemberHaunted (A collaboration w/Jimmy M. Anderson) by Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick
Every corner I turn, I see your sweet face
The memory, like a ghost, haunts me still
I recall how you loved me you gave me your...

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Categories: imagination, sadme, heart, sweet,

Haunted (A collaboration w/Audrey Carey) by Jimmy Anderson
Every corner I turn, I see your sweet face
Its memory, like a ghost, haunts me still
I recall how you loved me, you gave me your...

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Categories: girlfriend-boyfriend, imagination, lost love,

Singing a New Song by Margaret Foster
           Singing a New Song


	Today I heard a country song
	I hadn’t heard for many years
	I...

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Categories: lost lovelonely, sad,

Premium MemberNe'er Gone by Debbie Guzzi
Forever in the wind, the gale, the tempest gone……
though, lingering caress of cheek and thigh remains		
as does the precious memory of fires glow.			
Winds leavings lesson,...

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Categories: devotion, lost love, love,

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN MY CITY by Andrew Crisci
Many Christmas Trees are seen
around the Yule season in my city;
they all are very tall and beautiful,
but the Rockefeller Plaza's Norway spruce
is the most gigantic...

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Categories: happiness, hope, love, music,

~A Fix Doesn't Need A Needle~ by Colin Marschall

For much of my life I have been portraying
this seamless shell built just for displaying
to a world so intent on miming their play,
that reality’s bored,...

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Categories: life, philosophy, social