Go the way of scattered leaves
drifting on and on
Caught in the blinking eye
flitters, shudders, gone.
If one ever deceives
the answer is what holds strong
true love never leaves
Seguidilla started off as a song before eventually settling on an established poetic form. Specifically, seguidilla began as a dance song.
So here are the basic rules:
Syllable count for each line is 7-5-7-5-5-7-5
One assonance rhyme between lines 2 and 4; another one between lines 5 and 7
Pause between lines 4 and 5–usually an end stop
Also, the tone or focus changes between lines 4 and 5 as well
Spanish Poetry Forms