Even the Snow Fell Black

Form: Italian Sestet On these dark days of wintertideWhen fireside tales turn ghostly grimAnd spirits start their howling groansEven snowflakes shudder outsideStill our glasses full to the brimAs we sit among ancient stones For now the time of deepest nightOf two old guys sharing their talesWhile watching snowflakes turning blackYet by morning they will be … Continue reading Even the Snow Fell Black

Italian Sestet Notes

Originally the Italian Sestet had no set meter, but with its introduction to England by Edmund Spenser, English poets used iambic tetrameter or pentameter with the rhyme schema as follows: abcabc Example Dream Catcher by Divena Collins To catch a dream and hold it tightYou cherish it dear from the startTime spent together so long … Continue reading Italian Sestet Notes