I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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30 April 2008

April Challenge 28 - Pass

April Challenge 28 was to write a sestina: a complex form involving a pattern of line-ending words.
I did. I even posted it here briefly, and I hope no-one saw it. I re-read it and realised it was the most awful melodrama! Maybe I'll manage another; otherwise you'll just have to take my word for it. :)


  1. mine was pretty horrific too.
    they are harder than they look.

  2. I got the form OK - it was the content that was the trouble. But I think the form was partly responsible for turning a serious mood into such an exaggerated dejection that, when I re-read it, it actually made me want to laugh!