On the Rocks

Today at the dVerse Poets pub it's Sestina time! This complex form contains six stanzas, each with six lines and concludes with a three line envoi. The pattern of the form is as follows: 1. A,B,C,D,E,F 2. F,A,E,B,D,C 3. C,F,D,A,B,E 4. E,C,B,F,A,D 5. D,E,A,C,F,B 6. B,D,F, E,C,A 7. BE, DC, FA (The envoi of three [...]

Sestina: On the Rocks

Today's writing prompt at Mindlovemisery's Menagerie is recovery. While this piece isn't about recovery, it's somewhere in the ballpark. She's sick. Her nose starts to run and bleed. Crackling leaves fall out of the trees and spread a carpet of scratchy brown over her world. She hugs and rocks herself; staring down at a street [...]