To you, who will hold my dear heart
with its hidden, broken sharp parts,
for you, dear, I write this word art.
Love’s a known sea I did explore.
Yes, I have loved some hims before.
Yet I know for us it’ll be much more.
Let’s wait until our story starts.
For now, let me just write to you,
a nameless man I don’t know who.
To let you know that this is true,
my heart is waiting for your heart.
r. c. gonzales – roy | page 8 of Poems for S
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Zéjel is a romantic Spanish form with Arabic influence related to the Qasida and adopted by the Spanish troubadours of 15th century.
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