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.
Reflections, green among blue,
Hidden like lost cognizance,
Present once, now gone.
Might she strike in time?
The unsuspecting victim
May not remember.
Poetry Form: Seguidilla | dVerse (dversepoets.com)
12 thoughts on “Seguidilla for d’Verse Prompt- Decline”
Enjoyed the imagery in this with the words and picture both. “Hidden like lost cognizance, Present once, now gone” is clever! 👏👏
I appreciate your comment. This was a form new to me. I chose the photo and the subtext came to me as I wrote. 😁
I get inspired from pictures as well. Yes, this was a poetry lesson for me as well! 💞
Vivid and beautiful photo. I feel a mystery here…
I like the rhythm of this one. Well penned
Thanks, Beverly. Much appreciated.
Fascinating that you used the image to craft your poem …. well done!!
Thank you, Helen. That’s exactly what happened. I let the photo tell me the theme.
“Hidden like lost cognizance,” is such a strong and powerful image! Beautifully done!
Thank you for your kind comment. 🙂
With the picture, I can almost imagine a princess hunting for a frog-prince.
Quite an imaginative angle! Thanks for that!