Poetry Blogs (sestina)
A sentence begins with a word
or a condemnation of action
capitals and gavels quickly fall
emotions follow swift in step
as bailiff's impassive approach
begins a period of deep reflection
Narcissus gazed at water’s reflection
unable to hear any Echo of Nemesis’ word
unable to accept any lover's approach
as arms became petals no action
was taken and so ste...
Monday 5th August 2019 7:20 am
The sky above the beach has turned to grey,
And soaks us with torrential floods of rain.
Then there is a jagged bolt of lightning,
Echoed by a rolling clash of thunder
That stridently stirs in the roiling cloud,
And driven on by icy cold north wind.
I brace myself against the beating wind,
With gaze turned upwards at the steely grey,
Praying for a break in glowering cl...
Monday 5th September 2016 6:17 pm
My uncle leaned towards me, marble teeth
Piano keys, his face too tight, too round,
With trembling hands, I took the glass machino,
Into which I gazed with awe and wonder;
Whirling wheels and shiny cogs all turning,
Driven by a coiled bronze spring and sprocket.
Mesmerised for hours I watched that sprocket;
Its gleaming metal polished razor teeth;
Tuesday 16th February 2010 8:29 pm
I haven't posted anything for a few days because I've been busy with this new craze - The Syllable Sestina, which I first saw on Tiel Aisha Ansari's blog
She of course is brilliant at them, you only have to read her regular sestina's to find the depth and breadth of her capabilities.
Sunday 14th February 2010 2:25 am