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Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse The 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 elements of the Wayra are: 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 indigenous tribe within the borders of the US to never surrender to the US army. The indigenous Seminole word for wind is also wayra.