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1. "Vive nel verde che sbuca tra la neve, vive negli steli fruscianti del morente grano d'autunno, vive dove i morti vengono per un bacio, e i vivi inviano loro preghiere. Vive nel luogo in cui si fa il linguaggio. Vive di poesia e percussione e canto. Vive di quarti di tono e di note di passaggio, e in una cantata, in una sestina, nei blues. E' l'attimo che precede l'ispirazione che ci abbaglia. Vive in un luogo lontano che si apre un varco verso il nostro mondo."
Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
2. "Bishop on "A Miracle for Breakfast" and Sestina TechniqueIt seems to me that there are two ways possible for a sestina. One is to use unusual wordsas terminations, in which case they would have to be used differently as often aspossible—as you say, "change of scale." That would make a very highly seasoned kind ofpoem. And the other way is to use as colorless words as possible—like Sidney, so that itbecomes less of a trick and more of a natural theme and variations. I guess I have tried todo both at once."
Author: Elizabeth Bishop
3. "You were with Margo Roth Spiegelman last night? At THREE A.M.? I nodded. Alone? I nodded. Oh my God, if you hooked up with her, you have to tell me every single thing that happened. You have to write me a term paper on the look and feel of Margo Roth Spiegelman's breasts. Thrity pages, minimum! I want you to do a photo-realistic pencil drawing. A sculpture would also be acceptable. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to write a sestina about Margo Roth Spiegelman's breasts? Your six words are: pink, round, firmness, succulent, supple, and pillowy. Personally, I think at least one of the words should be buhbuhbuhbuh."
Author: John Green
4. "I want to write because I have the urge to excel in one medium of translation and expression of life. I can't be satisfied with the colossal job of merely living. Oh, no, I must order life in sonnets and sestinas and provide a verbal reflector for my 60-watt lighted head."
Author: Sylvia Plath

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