|"Dancing with the Moon"
sculpture by Donna McCullough
Poet David Lehman started an online challenge to create a stanza for a sestina. Sestina? Specific form with a stanza structure of six lines ending in certain words which change order in subsequent stanzas. A puzzle to complete -- the six words being: book, port, dress, sing, fear, spirit.
The title of her next book
will be: How to leave port
in a tethered dress.
Startled bystanders will sing
as she takes the plunge without fear,
royalties paid in currency of spirit.