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Endecha

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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry

Spanish PoetryThe Endecha is a " The Canción triste que encierra un lamento", ("sad song that locks up a moan"), a 16th century Spanish dirge or song of sorrow.

 

The Endecha is

  • stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  • syllabic, written with 7-7-7-11 syllables per line.
  • rhymed, rhyme scheme xaxa xbxb etc., x being unrhymed. The rhyme is often consonance only but true rhyme may be used.

     

    Cold Forever --Judi Van Gorder

    It tears at my heaving breast

    and rips out my grieving heart,

    pain of losing him denies

    all memories, leaving me lost and apart.

     

    Precious promises ended,

    our never and our always

    lie cold inside his casket.

    I'm left behind to mourn my nights and my days.

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