My Education: A Sestina

Updated on April 16, 2020
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I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

Painting by Normal Rockwell
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My Education: A Sestina

We homeschool now with digital resource

at home to move the children through their grade

I work my shift then we will learn to read

either from First Grade text or from essay

along with math and theory of music

to express ourselves stretching and breathing.


This work requires I check my own breathing

to pull from “my experience” resource

remember how I followed my music

remember how I passed every grade

to ponder Montaigne as my first essay

or finding my first novel to read.


I’ve found authentic joy in what I’ve read

each word each sentence as if I’m breathing

from Science Fiction to Baldwin’s essay

my dictionary as my best resource

as if each book I read was my next grade

with poetry of Yeats as my music.


I must have faith in my own heart’s music

the mountains climbed the many trees I’ve read

to remember when I grappled steep shale grade

an effort combined with centered breathing

the miles in Army ran as a resource

each country road a powerful essay.


A desire to always write essay

of Divinity of Baroque music

our passions and our joy as our resource

to learn to chant new prayers that we just read

the power found within controlled breathing

at home alone without teacher to grade.


To share the science of the world and grade

our scientific journals and essay

on biology of our deep breathing

the frequency and wavelength of music

the many scientific journals read.


We will relearn to grade our own music

find joy in every essay that we’ve read

our controlled breathing our own resource.

© 2020 Jamie Lee Hamann

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    • jhamann profile imageAUTHOR

      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      5 months ago from Reno NV

      Thank you Verlie, Felisa, and Brenda for reading. Jamie

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      5 months ago from Washington Court House

      These times are definitely challenging, especially when it comes to continued education while being at home.

      So wonderful to find the patience to help instead of leaving them to their own devices.

      Nice write.

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      Felisa Daskeo 

      5 months ago from Manila, Philippines

      I loved how you created the poem about education. Thanks for sharing.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      5 months ago from Canada

      So hopeful, and positive, and wise. The Sestina form really moves this along at a nice pace. It looks really challenging to me. Once again I learn something.

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