At our last writers' workshop, Linda shared a great sestina she had written -- it's a structure poem, built on six words. As you know, I love structure, but a woman can only write so many haikus.
Help me get going on a sestina. Post one word. If we have six posts at the end of the day, I'll have the start of my sestina! If we have more than six posts/words, I'll write them all down, and pull six out of a hat. Honest to Pete. And I'm very trustworthy.
Keep in mind, I have to use each word as an end word in six six-line stanzas, then use two of the words per line in my final three-line stanza. Confused? So am I. It will all be clear once it's done.
Ready, set ... give me a word!
Great words ... and here's one Chuck emailed to me: complacent.
Keep them coming! I'll put them in the Iowa Writers Workshop ballcap tonight, and pull six.
You all are the best!
(figured I had to give you at least one really hard one! ;)
from Cory: prose
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