My first seguidilla
Sitting on hard chair I hear turbulent loud wind; nothing for it, but to heed tough forceful pounding; Tapping upon keys, imagination now thin; versing? Such folly.
a d’Verse prompt
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;
- 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.