Wordless: A Wayra


Wordless: A Wayra
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

An abandoned child,
a penniless new wallet,
bright eyes who sees but not read,
a long meaningless speech
those’re what I’ll be, without words.

Photo credit: Nicole Mason

In response to Blogging from A to Z ChallengeW is for Wayra


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 Wayra is:

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

Missed a letter/poem? Read all Poetry from A-Z here.


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