Sestinas


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The sestina has enjoyed intermittent popularity in English writing and translation since the sixteenth century, and this selection highlights some of the varied ways the form has been used and adapted. - Summary by Newgatenovelist (4 hr 47 min)

Chapters

Sestina of the Lady Pietra degli Scrovigni by Dante Alighieri 2:46 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina I – Similitudes of Love by Dante Alighieri 2:21 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina II – Similitudes of Love by Dante Alighieri 2:31 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina III – Similitudes of Love by Dante Alighieri 2:27 Read by Peter Tucker
Ode II by Francesco Petrarch 2:21 Read by Newgatenovelist
Ode VIII by Francesco Petrarch 2:23 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Francesco Petrarch 2:46 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Francesco Petrarch 6:20 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina I by Francesco Petrarch 2:31 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina II by Francesco Petrarch 2:36 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina III by Francesco Petrarch 2:30 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina IV by Francesco Petrarch 2:20 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina V by Francesco Petrarch 2:29 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina VI by Francesco Petrarch 2:28 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina VII by Francesco Petrarch 2:30 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina VIII by Francesco Petrarch 2:32 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina by Francesco Petrarch 4:28 Read by Peter Tucker
Petrarch's First Sestina by Francesco Petrarch 2:35 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina from Petrarch by Francesco Petrarch 2:44 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina VIII by Francesco Petrarch 3:36 Read by Newgatenovelist
Double Sestina by Francesco Petrarch 5:02 Read by Newgatenovelist
A Sestina on a Lover’s Hours by Francesco Petrarch 2:57 Read by Newgatenovelist
Cuddie’s Sestina by Edmund Spenser 2:37 Read by Peter Tucker
Strephon and Klaius by Philip Sidney 4:42 Read by Peter Tucker
Adgelastus’ Sestine by Philip Sidney 2:27 Read by Peter Tucker
Farewell by Philip Sidney 2:17 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestin I by William Alexander 2:44 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestin II by William Alexander 2:36 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestine 1 by Barnabe Barnes 1:49 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestine 2 by Barnabe Barnes 2:02 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestine 3 by Barnabe Barnes 1:52 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestine 4 by Barnabe Barnes 4:13 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestine 5 by Barnabe Barnes 6:28 Read by Peter Tucker
A Complaint by Francis Davison 4:30 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sextain – The Heaven Doth Not Contain So Many Stars by William Drummond 2:21 Read by Peter Tucker
Sextain – Sith Gone is My Delight and Only Pleasure by William Drummond 2:26 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestine by Friedrich Rückert 2:32 Read by Peter Tucker
A Sestina by James Mew 3:03 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Edmund Gosse 2:24 Read by Peter Tucker
Rizzio’s Sestina by Algernon Charles Swinburne 2:24 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina by Algernon Charles Swinburne 2:19 Read by Peter Tucker
The Complaint of Lisa by Algernon Charles Swinburne 11:27 Read by Newgatenovelist
Beside the Sea by R. K. Munkittrick 2:20 Read by Peter Tucker
A Sestina by H. C. Faulkner 3:21 Read by Newgatenovelist
Cupid and the Shepherd by Clinton Scollard 2:14 Read by Peter Tucker
The Voices of Spring by Elizabeth Akers 3:09 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Florence Byrne 2:54 Read by Newgatenovelist
An Island Pine by Elisabeth Cavazza 3:01 Read by Newgatenovelist
Love’s Going by Charles W. Coleman, Junior 2:23 Read by Peter Tucker
An Explanatory Sestina by Henry Nesgarde Johnson 2:09 Read by Peter Tucker
The Stars by Agnes Mary Frances Robinson 2:59 Read by Newgatenovelist
Pulvis et Umbra by Agnes Mary Frances Robinson 3:09 Read by Newgatenovelist
Personality by Agnes Mary Frances Robinson 3:11 Read by Newgatenovelist
Dorothy by Annie Eliza Johnson 3:12 Read by Newgatenovelist
Thelga and Ethred by Harrison Robertson 3:07 Read by Newgatenovelist
The Birthday by Richard Garnett 3:01 Read by Newgatenovelist
Fra Filippo Lippi and the Nun by Mary Anna Buck Evans 2:46 Read by Newgatenovelist
An Incident in the Crusades by Mary Anna Buck Evans 2:53 Read by Newgatenovelist
Drake, and the Ransom of San Domingo - 1585 by Mary Anna Buck Evans 2:38 Read by Newgatenovelist
The Things I Love by John Lawrence Smith 2:53 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Timothy Barrett 2:59 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina of the Tramp-Royal by Rudyard Kipling 2:09 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina of the Red Heart and White World by John William Lloyd 2:45 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Charles Camp Tarelli 2:17 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina – The Higher Scepticism by Charles Camp Tarelli 2:13 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina – The Adventurers by Charles Camp Tarelli 2:14 Read by Peter Tucker
To the Forest by Eugene Lee-Hamilton 3:15 Read by Newgatenovelist
Homes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2:32 Read by Newgatenovelist
The Bawling World by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2:43 Read by Newgatenovelist
A Dream of Gold by Charlotte Perkins Gilman 2:43 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Annie Lake Townsend 2:49 Read by Newgatenovelist
In the Autumn Woods by Charles Edward Russell 3:06 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Post Wheeler 1:30 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina of Youth and Age by Gelett Burgess 2:19 Read by Peter Tucker
New Hope by Charles F. Johnson 2:19 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Ella Wheeler Wilcox 2:44 Read by Newgatenovelist
Rebel-Chimes by Ardeen Foster 2:21 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Victor Reese 2:39 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina - A Song in Winter by W. M. James 3:00 Read by Newgatenovelist
Mid-Summer’s Eve by Stanley Matthews Cleveland 3:13 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Margaret Thomas 1:50 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina of the Yellow Rose by H. E. D. 2:58 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina: Altaforte by Ezra Pound 3:10 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina for Ysolt by Ezra Pound 2:20 Read by Peter Tucker
The Immortal World by Nina Salaman 3:01 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina of the Ardent Club Woman by Mary Eleanor Roberts 2:08 Read by Newgatenovelist
Betwixt the Night and Day by Nels Dickmann Anderson 2:45 Read by Peter Tucker
Love’s Serenade by Nels Dickmann Anderson 2:19 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina of the Shuffling Feet by William Andrew MacKenzie 2:34 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina by Leroy Titus Weeks 2:26 Read by Newgatenovelist
The Sestina of Thoughtful Bill by Edward Benninghaus Kenna 2:10 Read by Peter Tucker
A Rhymed Sestina by Dorothy Frances Gurney 2:21 Read by Peter Tucker
The Sestina of the New Englander by Shirley Harvey 2:09 Read by Peter Tucker
The Conqueror Passes by James Branch Cabell 2:23 Read by Peter Tucker
The House of Silence by Richard Butler Glaenzer 3:05 Read by Newgatenovelist
Narcissus by Thomas Grant Springer 1:59 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina by Mary Cromwell Low 3:02 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina of a Scamp Royal by John Francis Glynn 2:14 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina – The Reawakening of Desire by Dolf Wyllarde 2:09 Read by Peter Tucker
Sestina to Professor Gildersleeve on His Forthcoming Sonnets by Carol Wight 2:51 Read by Newgatenovelist
Sestina by Henry Dumont 2:11 Read by Peter Tucker