Ronovan Décima Poetry Challenge #18
“Stay” In A rhyme line
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Our time is ending won’t you stay? There is so much left to explore. Hopes and dreams of what is in store, Don’t leave this moment slip away.
My hands are trembling, they betray, That you’re thinking the same thing too. Let’s leave nothing to misconstrue! The fire is burning in the hearth, Please stay by me and share the warmth. There is so much that’s left to do.
“Décima” (also known as Espinel) is a Spanish style or form of musical poetry that contains 10 lines of eight syllables.
The style has a rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc. Sometimes you break the stanza up in abba/accddc.
The abba/accddc requires either a period or semicolon after the fourth line break.
I write her weekly Haiku/Senryu Challenge 30 – July 30, 2019
These murmuring souls sacrificed to the dark god of the pagan woods
Forever silenced soldiers -lost Tiberius’ phalanx
From Chapter 73 of Tacitus’s Annals.
“Soon afterwards it was ascertained from deserters that nine hundred Romans had been cut to pieces in a wood called Baduhenna, after prolonging the fight to the next day, and that another body of four hundred, which had taken possession of the house of one Cruptorix, once a soldier in our pay, fearing betrayal, had perished by mutual slaughter.”