- Each Day A Rising Sun (Sestina)

Ev’ry morning we glory to see the sun
breakfast the day with its yolk of golden ways
when birds are happiest to sing their songs.
What is new is sure to get our welcome

by Ben Gieske Click to read full poem

Comments (6)

A damned difficult form to compose successfully but you have done a fine job I applaud both form and content
Any signs and words of forgiveness are welcome which give us reason to sing our prayerful songs. Rachel Ann Butler
Excellent! thoughtful! I would like to say something in the light of pomo[postmodern] interpretation. here the 'we' signifier and along with words/descriptors, in an amazing way brought out signifieds! they are multi facet. Meanings are connotative and denotative too. A binary opposition of gender/genderless played great role to come out the signifieds/meanings. well done dear poet! 10+
another form that i would love to try. You never make me tired of reading your words, Ben.I simply adore this.Beautiful! ! !
I have never braved a sestina. Your's is an inspiration to try. I love the way you turned the direction by crafting a stanza entirely of questions. It refreshed the language and generated great forward movement.
Your choice of words to repeat made the poem even better, for the rhyme was withing the stanzas 'Come, welcome' and even the off-rhymes song and sun.. It reads like something Ezra would write.. I'm sure; like i did, you had a a lot of fun writing this.. I think the more difficult the form the more fun it is for the poet... I feel like writing another!