Tasty: A Tango

Words slipping through your sweet, lying tongue,
smell as fragrant as wildflowers in bloom.
But when they went inside my heart and my mind,
your tasty letters are cursed with unending gloom.

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In response to OctPoWriMo 2016 by Morgan Dragonwillow‘s Day 6.


The Tango is an invented stanzaic form introduced by Chiquita LoJuana Gonzolas Sills.

The Tango is:

  • stanzaic, written in any number of quatrains.
  • syllabic, 9-10-11-12 syllables per line.
  • rhymed, xaxa xbxb etc. x being unrhymed.

About Him

She left me with nothing but two torn pages
scrawled softly with her sweet, subtle white lies
about him.

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Photo credit: Ronny Garcia Moron


In response to Mindlovemisery MenageriePhoto Challenge #124

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Eloquence

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Eloquence: An Endecha*

your sweet eloquent soft tongue
turned my black heart into red,
until my mind realized
what my ears denied— white lies are your best friend.

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


*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.