Enjoy the ride

Sleep evades me, brightly moves
playing peek-a-boo;
she’s a bright-eyed teasing girl
but I’m tied, subdued.

What to do but smile
if beguiled by dreams, awake?
but laugh, enjoy the ride.

Today Grace hosts at dVerse with a form I haven’t tried before, the Seguidilla. Described as follows:

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.

March 11, 2021

20 responses to “Enjoy the ride

  1. This is gorgeously rendered, Bjorn! 😀 I smiled at “sleep evades me,” .. it truly does, doesn’t it? 💝

  2. You should maybe try tickling her, perhaps she’ll untie you and you can finally rest? Fun Seguidilla. Definitely too tired to attempt one this pm. Maybe in the morning after some light sleep refreshment. Cheers!

  3. Insomnia can be so frustrating, but imagining dancing sugar plum fairies surely soothes the mind a little. Great combination of words, image and dance.

  4. While I appreciate the skill it takes to write according to stanza and line forms like the Seguidilla, it it is anything more complicated than a Haiku, it is too much like doing math. Which, if I ever were to write about that particular subject, I would be challenged for finding an appropriately scathing word that rhymes with “Algebra.” But don’t let my faults and foibles prevent you from enjoying the process. It seems to suit your sleepless state.

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