Flamenca: Flow

The tinkling, trickling growsand flows, raging war deepRapidly swellingthe river runs onwardcrashing, cobbled rockbeds The flamenca is a Spanish quintain (or 5-line stanza) form with a staccato rhythm meant to replicate the click of heels by flamenco dancers. The flamenca goes by a few other names, including seguidilla gitana (or Gypsy seguidilla), playera, and/or sequiriya. … Continue reading Flamenca: Flow

Form & Flow

The caress of an ancientand well known forceGranted allowance to runthe necessary courseA surge of fear guideseach unexpected quakeNatural selection abidesnature left in the wake At once within the bellyfissures will convulsePurge a heated bilethick and quick to repulseThe deluge will flowas ink channeled by feverAnd convert unbiased both believer and deceiver Then stifle the … Continue reading Form & Flow