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Diamonds and Sutras – a Sestina Poem

Diamonds and Sutras – a Sestina Poem

DIAMONDS AND SUTRAS: A Sestina, written June 21, 2013.Read my tutorial on how to write a Sestina here. I hope you will enjoy it.Some people make their fortunes finding diamonds.Others practice knowledge of the sutras.Everyone loves listening to stories.Many forget...

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

How to Write a Villanelle Poem

‘The Way Things Are Is Large,’ is a Villanelle. This poem is not in Sky and Earth Cielo Y Tierra. I like writing poems that have some form. It helps get me started with words on the page. Two strong lines about things the poet cares deeply about give energy for...

How To Write a Pantoum

How To Write a Pantoum

There are three pantoums in my little book, Sky And Earth Cielo Y Tierra. Here is one: East Says East says set the second half of life aside for ecstasy.What better prospect than to be a dancer?Some say St. Paul was reading in the roadside shadeI have begun to feel...

How To Write a Sestina

How To Write a Sestina

How to write a Sestina It is fun and easy to write a sestina and the form allows the poet to put something up on the computer screen and play with the words. In a time of writer’s block a sestina can sometimes help the writer have something to work with. Sestina is a...

The Way Things Are Is Large

The Way Things Are Is Large

The way things are is large, too wonderful to understand.Love teaches by story, portrays our needs.But what is it that makes us human? Story tells of a garden, suggests a plan.We learn which are flowers, are warned of weeds.The way things are is large, too wonderful...

The Mexican Jaguar

The Mexican Jaguar

Early in our days in SonoraI went with my husband to a field campby jeep. Then bony backed mules.The eight Mexicans there were shy aswe said Buenos días to each other.Next morning they answered my Buenos días with Buenos días le dé Dios.It became like that.I stayed in...