Ethereal

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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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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thanks, Sarah!)


*Endecha

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.
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