Flowers in full bloom

When flowers are in full bloom,
Be summer or spring,
A moment of dullness fails,
Terribly to ring.
Butterflies dance to,
Drumbeats of coloured glory,
Their work in full view.

Poetry form :- Seguidilla

Rules for writing Seguidilla :-

  • 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.
  • sometimes serves as a conclusion for another verse.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Grace for hosting Poetry form Challenge :- Seguidilla on dVerse. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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  1. I’ll have to investigate this form. The assonance (The repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, especially in stressed syllables, with changes in the intervening consonants, as in the phrase tilting at windmills) is throwing me off. There is no real rhyme, however, your verse sounds lovely. You know what I love best? That you are trying new forms. That’s how we all learn. ❤

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    1. Thank you very much, Colleen, you are an inspiration when it comes to syllable poetry. I wasn’t sure of functioning of assonance constraint ,so I used only syllable and rhyme constraints. Thanks a lot for having a look and giving feedback , very much appreciated. 🙂

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      1. I’ve stayed away from some of these forms because some of the concepts are kind of deep for our challenges. There are so many forms out there, but really, the idea is to get your confidence up to try a new form and learn the new constraints. My favorites are always the Japanese forms… much more subtle meanings. I’m still not crazy about rhyme. LOL! But, that’s just me. I’m so proud of you for tackling this form. ❤

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