Zillion Reasons: A Zéjel


Zillion Reasons: A Zéjel
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

I still love you, I’ll tell you why
Before I start, look at my eye
Oh, I hope yours’ll remain dry.

Remember when you stayed with me?
more than a week we wait and see,
if my sister will live or flee,
you hush my cries fearing she’ll die.

Remember when I’m so angry?
I won’t accept any sorry
I wanted to end our story
You said no, then with me, you cry.

Yes, your flaws almost made me bow,
but my heart still preserves our vow,
forever is compose of now,
I have zillion reasons to try.

Photo credit: Mayur Gala

In response to Blogging from A to Z ChallengeZ is for Zejel


Zéjel is a romantic Spanish form with Arabic influence related to the Qasida and adopted by the Spanish troubadours of 15th century. The Zéjel is distinguished by linking rhyme established in the opening mudanza (strophe in which the theme is established in a mono-rhymed triplet). There have been many variations of the form, in Arabic it is called the Zahal.

The simplest and most common form of the Zéjel is:

  • syllabic, most often written in 8 syllable lines.
  • stanzaic, opening with a mono-rhymed triplet followed by any number of quatrains.
  • rhymed, the rhyme of the opening mudanza establishes a linking rhyme with the end line of the succeeding quatrains. Rhyme scheme, aaa bbba ddda etc.

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38 thoughts on “Zillion Reasons: A Zéjel”

      1. Thank you for reading it and liking it. I am grateful 🙂 Blessings to you


  1. Love persists through difficulties and challenges. Love actually becomes the means to endure. I admire your take on love, strengthened by lasting through hard times.

    I am encouraged by your writing about the timing of love. Love must be now and have a forever feel to it.

    You complete the challenge with engaging style. Thank you for encouraging me to take the challenge, too.

    Lots of Zs. You write with zest, Rozema.

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    1. I cannot thank you enough, Christopher. 🙂 Thank you for affirming that my words conveyed the message. Your comment is more special because this is inspired by my own romantic relationship. 😉 You inspired me to hold on and look at love where it all started. 🙂
      Thank you and I am glad you joined AtoZ! ❤❤❤

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      1. Your words move me, Rosema, as do your feelings. If you’re in a good place, then I’m happy. And glad to have engaged in the challenge at your invitation.

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  2. Now that’s love. Not always ‘candy in the air and fluffy clouds’ kind. It’s real and filled with bits of everything from love to laughter to sadness to pain to smiles to tears etc. Persevering through it all and still wanting to be together… that’s true love. Of course, you have portrayed it in a beautiful way. As always 😀 🙂 ❤

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  3. Great poem Rosema. How relationships go we think we should quit but we realize, we have a zillion more reasons to stay. A fitting end to your A to Z challenge!

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  4. Indeed forever is composed of now and you have so many reasons to keep trying.
    Loved this ❤
    Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge with flying colours. Loved coming across your beautiful blog and hope to stay connected in future too 🙂

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