Seguidilla for d’Verse Prompt- Decline

The Seguidilla began as a popular dance song of Spain. The verse form was established and branched into variations by the 17th century. It has an alternating long short rhythm.

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.

photo by sillyfrog


Reflections, green among blue,
Fluid illusion.
Hidden like lost cognizance,
Present once, now gone.

Might she strike in time?
The unsuspecting victim
May not remember.

Poetry Form: Seguidilla | dVerse (

12 thoughts on “Seguidilla for d’Verse Prompt- Decline

  1. Tricia Sankey 03/11/2021 / 9:17 pm

    Enjoyed the imagery in this with the words and picture both. “Hidden like lost cognizance, Present once, now gone” is clever! 👏👏

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/11/2021 / 9:29 pm

      I appreciate your comment. This was a form new to me. I chose the photo and the subtext came to me as I wrote. 😁

      • Tricia Sankey 03/11/2021 / 10:12 pm

        I get inspired from pictures as well. Yes, this was a poetry lesson for me as well! 💞

  2. msjadeli 03/12/2021 / 12:20 am

    Vivid and beautiful photo. I feel a mystery here…

  3. Beverly Crawford 03/12/2021 / 12:28 pm

    I like the rhythm of this one. Well penned

  4. Helen Dehner 03/12/2021 / 1:49 pm

    Fascinating that you used the image to craft your poem …. well done!!

    • Susan St.Pierre 03/12/2021 / 4:32 pm

      Thank you, Helen. That’s exactly what happened. I let the photo tell me the theme.

  5. sanaarizvi 03/12/2021 / 5:34 pm

    “Hidden like lost cognizance,” is such a strong and powerful image! Beautifully done!

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