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

DECLINE

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 (dversepoets.com)

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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