Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Poetry Stretch - Espinela

The Espinela is a Spanish poetic form composed of 10 lines, each written in eight syllables. It is named for the poet Vicentre Espinel who created the form. Here are the guidelines writing an espinela.

The first stanza is a quatrain with the rhyme scheme a b b a.
There is a break at the end of this stanza, so line 4 should be end stopped.
The next stanza is a sestet with the rhyme scheme a c c d d c.

So, there's your challenge. I hope you'll join me this week in writing an Espinela. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.

1 comment:

  1. Event Internationάle

    The President chose to install
    a governmental attaché
    within the country, to convey
    his greatest regret to Nepal.

    Seen from beyond the White House wall
    that action seemed to intimate
    an inability of State,
    or diplomatic incident.
    From Congress was heard great lament,
    results of which we’ll have to wait.

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