Hi folks, Here is my first effort at a sestina. I’m pretty sure it is supposed to have more rhythm but just getting the end words in the right place was enough of a challenge for my first one.
Here is an excellent post on how to write one.
Hats and gloves and kisses warm you
Yellow bus pulls up, the amber
light to warn the cars to stop.
Will they look out of the window?
Wave and smile at mommy proud?
Lonely walk but freedom brushes off the chills.
Sandy’s not perturbed by any chills
Spirits high to go on walk with you
She sniffs and runs along so proud.
We take in nature’s feast and amber
hues like stained glass window
fall before our feet and make us stop.
The length of walk, decision made to stop,
depends on garments brought to battle chills.
If I forget my hat, head cold as window,
then back we trot so quick, apology to you
Your message to me cloaked in amber.
Don’t forget I’ll walk you later, tall and proud.
The kettle boils for coffee rich and proud.
I rev up the computer, never stop.
A sip of coffee, blogs and emails amber.
A perfect start to take away the chills.
I love to interact and share with you
My little life, a steamed up window.
The trouble now to focus on one window
Get something finished then I can be proud.
I make myself remember working you
So when I get distracted I must stop.
Thoughts of working, never writing gives me chills
So I focus on being ready, always amber.
The keys upon the board are always amber
Waiting for my touch, they are a window.
Once I press them, take away their chills,
They form together, poetry so proud,
And when the story’s told they stop
Refresh themselves and wait again for you.
Can anyone think up a good title for this? Here is a link to the Sestina that Jeanne Poland kindly posted in my comments section yesterday.
And do check out Jeanne’s latest book, her poems are delightful!