A fortnight of my life went into the writing of this complex poetic form. The sestina certainly isn't for cowards! It's a good way to play with words though, and I enjoyed it all immensely. I'm using poetry to keep my brain ticking over and making connections, and so warding off dementia. I hope it's working, and continues to work!
This poem has been through a short critiquing period, and I now feel ready to share it with the larger world. January has been an amazing month of poetry for me, with at least one poem written every single day of the month.
I've met some lovely poets and great people, and I've taken my critiquing skills, and poetry writing skills to a higher level. And the best thing is, I did it! I met the challenge of writing a new poem every single day!
So here is the sestina I wrote and posted for Month of Poetry 2012 :