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Wayra

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Spanish PoetryThe Wayra (Quechua - wind ) is a popular verse form of Peru and Bolivia. It appears it originated in an indigenous Quechua language but has found its way into Spanish literature. It is a short syllabic verse form found at Vole Central and some other sites around the internet.

The Wayra is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 5-7-7-6-8
  • unrhymed.

     

    No Surrender by Judi Van Gorder

     

    The dark dugout cuts

    through still waters of the dense

    Everglades. Undefeated

    the sovereign Seminole

    survive. Warriors in the wind.

     

    Note: The Seminole Indians of Florida are the only indiginous tribe within the borders of the US to never surrender to the US army. The indigeous Seminole word for wind is also wayra.

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