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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 (


I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

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

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

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