Our friend Grace set a tough (for me, anyway) Form Challenge this week at dVerse Poets. It’s called a Seguidilla and…
The Seguidilla is:
• stanzaic, written in any number of 2 part septets. (7 lines)
• syllabic, 7-5-7-5 : 5-7-5 per line. There is a slight pause between L4 and L5 suggesting L4 should be end-stopped.
• rhymed by assonance xAxABxB or xAxABAB. x being unrhymed. True rhyme is generally not used.
• composed with a volta or change in thought between L4 and L5.
(I note that assonance is preferred over rhyme but, umm…I just can’t; and besides, the sample provided at the site rhymes, sooo…)
Not really my thing but I’m giving it a whirl:
Things I wish I’d left behind
haunt me to this day
denying me any rest;
chasing sleep away.
Might there still be hope?
Maybe I’ll just kneel and pray,
do my best to cope.
Poetry Form Challenge
~ Seguidilla ~