Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Incoherent Midnight

This is a syllable sestina. I just came across this form in a contest that's being held at Wag's Revue. This is (probably) not the one I'm going to submit, but I'll have to see if I can do better.

Night in mid-Corinth. He,
her knight renting comet
'mid her con. I, tenant,
rent midden. Her knight coo-
coo! And night-mad here in
incoherent midnight.

Obscure, no? Here's how the syllable pattern works:

/Night/ in/ mid-/Co/rinth./ He,
her/ knight/ rent/ing /comet
'mid/ her/ co/n. I, t/en/ant,
rent/ midd/en. /Her/ knight/ coo-
coo! /And /night-/mad /here/ in
in/co/he/rent/ mid/night.

I started with the phrase at the end and worked backwards.

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1 comment:

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, this sounds like fun!