Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Well folks, yesterday's PAD challenge really beat me up! I had not written a sestina in quite a while, so the idea of doing one in 24 hours was CHALLENGING! (DUH! it IS a challenge after all! lol)However head-stretching it was, I did it and will share it on this blog. 

What makes a sestina challenging is finding the right six end words so that the poem makes sense, can be sparkling and not just a "write to the end words" kind of sap. The one I have posted here is in iambic pentameter, not because I wanted to play with meter, but because the subject of the poem seemed to ask for iambics. You'll see. So, go kindly into this good morning of my sestina! 

Poem is posted in next post.

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