Ethereal: An Endecha*
our earth’s ethereal facade
made of seasons’ artistry,
fades out before my two eyes
when it ate your body wholly, including me.
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The Endecha is a ” The Canción triste que encierra un lamento”, (“sad song that locks up a moan”), a 16th century Spanish dirge or song of sorrow.
The Endecha is:
- stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
- syllabic, written with 7-7-7-11 syllables per line.
- rhymed, rhyme scheme xaxa xbxb etc., x being unrhymed. The rhyme is often consonance only but true rhyme may be used.