...occasional postcards from Washington, D.C. writer Sandra Beasley...
Sandra- like what you've done with this Sestina. The epigraph is wonderful and its seemingly casual entry into the poem followed by taking full control at the end is brilliant.
How did you make a sestina work using "butt" as one of the line ends?I really like this, especially the first stanza and "Emily built a prison of her skirts."
Effortless, and you included monkeys..Sandra, it's always a joy to read your work.. I'm convinced you could write a sestina on anything.Love the envoi, btw.
I wondered the same thing as Valerie regarding 'butt'; however, you made it work very well--I even chuckled.Very nice Sestina--I always look for poetry in life--not in poems.
There should be more headbutting over poems.No argument here, just enjoyment!
"You must not skirt the issue wearing skirts.""a poem is coming through, lifting her skirt."Fabulous. Funny. And this poem does what great poems make us do--at the end, we return to the beginning, to read the first words again!
Thanks, everyone! I feel good about this one.
Just when you thought it was safe...You've been tagged with a meme, Sandra.
missed it- darnp I was in WVA studying with Denise DuhamelI have linked to some of your poetry on my blog BTW
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