Stephen E. Beltz
1933 - 1997"He lived for tomorrows and laughed at the grave.
We honor the time of a great man who felt
that a life lived in fear was naught but a lie."
Type of Poem: Sestina
is a 39-line blank verse poem composed of six stanzas of six lines each and a final three-line stanza. Lines have eleven syllables, although both line and stanza length variations are common. What makes this form unique is that every stanza uses the same six words as the final word of each line in an alternating pattern. The final stanza then uses all six words in order.
The pattern which follows is created by pairing the numbers furthest apart in the stanza, moving them to the front to create the next stanza, and then repeating twice more.
6 - in this 3-line stanza, 1,3, and 5 are within each line.
A last note: enjambment
is the breaking of a phrase, clause, or sentence by the end of a line or between two verses.
This is my thirteenth submission for the December Form Challenge
. You can read the rest of my entries here
Submitted to `KathrynODriscoll
's Magic of Memories
thank you all for your wonderful comments. I'm honored to have received a DD.