Poetry is fun and one of my favorite places on the web to explore poetry is the pub over at dVerse Poets Pub – a virtual pub thankfully, for I am a teetotaler! It has been a while since I joined them to write some poetry (while I have been reading every so often). This Thursday’s prompt is from Lillian – a totally fun one – to write an alphabetical sestet. And what is it, you ask? A sestet is a poem of six lines; and it becomes an alphabet sestet when the first word in each line starts with consecutive letters of the alphabet (any 6-letter sequence will do). This is definitely simpler to work with – just 6 lines. I did attempt an abcderian poem – one that traverses the whole alphabet – before on my blog here (read it at your own peril!) and then head on over to dVerse to check out all the others
So here is my attempt at this. Free verse and no other rules for this makes it definitely easier (or does it?).
Oh! The Places You’ll Go, My Dears!
love those adventures you have,
my little ones
never stop believing you can, step
out into the world with
purpose, with pride; un-
-questioningly, with me by your side.
(note: my littles, not so little anymore! and it is them pictured in the picture taken over 5 years ago. i am thankful for where we are and for the beautiful beaches just a short drive away. hoping to head over to the beaches soon before summer’s last hurrah for this year)
26 thoughts on “L, M, N, O, P, Q – An Alphabet Sestet For You”
I used to love poetry when I was younger. I’m going to check out the site you mentioned above, I bet it’d be a little therapeutic to try my hand at writing poems again.
Sure, Marie.. writing poetry does have its own unique benefits. And the dVerse community is totally wonderful!
I’ll have to check out dVerse Pub. I haven’t heard of a sestet before, it reminds me of a haiku.
The sestet was first introduced as part of a sonnet (the second stanza in the sonnet) but by itself, it is simply a poem of six lines.. 🙂
Oh, what a beautiful photograph, and I love the tender places of the heart we go to in this sestet. The hope of loving parents and grandparents everywhere, exploring the world with a safe loving guide. Love is everything.
Thank you, Victoria. Somehow parenting makes its way into my poetry (most of the times!) and I do love that photograph..
Watching your children step out into the world is exciting and sentimental. We instill and release. A difficult but loving process. Your photo is beautiful!
thank you Mish!
That is so nicely penned. I like the flow in the words.
thank you Indrani..
It is good to be by their sides in whatever way one can be. Beautiful photograph.
That is true 🙂 that is one of my favorite snaps of theirs …
Such a beautiful poem! I love the message and your kids are just lucky to have someone like you. I wish all parents would be like that too — supportive of their children. 🙂
Sweet from a mother’s caring heart.
I do enjoy when parenting makes its way into the poetry we write; sometimes it feels as if poetry is parenting me! Thanks for joining in, Vidya.
Thank you Amaya.. hope to get back to joining more regularly!
I love this poem idea! Also, yours is very well written.
Lovely little poem and I love the picture that goes along with it, it really adds an extra layer of context.
You write poems really great. I’m good at writing stories but not poetry.
thank you Monidipa for your compliment. I am still learning, and practicing to get better.
Great poem i must say. This is my first time of coming across this poem; it’s lovely
thank you Matthew..
My friend writes poetry and I absolutely love artistic she can get with words. There is no doubt that you are as great. Simple lines you got there that actually tell a lot!
thank you Dalene! your compliment made my day..does your friend have a blog where she has her poetry? I would love to read and be inspired
Such lovely picture and great lines there! I love it. Hope to read more
I’ll have to check out the website! I teach 8th grade English and poetry is our first unit! I like pulling in new poems! I think this will be great!