Monday, 13 February 2017

Sestina

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This is ingenious. What you can do with merely six words and clever punctuation!

*A sestina, by the way, is a fixed form poem of six verses with six lines in each - or in this case - six words, which repeat in a certain pattern.  It is followed by a three line envoi.



Sestina - Ciara Shuttleworth 

You
used
to
love
me
well.

Well,
you—
me—
used
love
to . . .

to . . .
well . . .
love.
You
used
me.

Me,
too,
used . . .
well . . .
you.
Love,

love
me.
You,
too
well
used,

used
love
well.
Me,
too.
You!

You used
to love
me well.

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