Welcome to the Décima Poetry Challenge. Each week we’ll be attempting a Décima, also known as an Espinela, poem. If you don’t know how to write a Décima, click HERE to go to a post on how to write one.
IMPORTANT UPDATE/CHANGE to the CHALLENGE!
You can now use the Synonym of the Prompt Word. This will make for variety and a bit more freedom to fully get your message across.
I’m not doing this just because this week’s Prompt word is a bit difficult. I intend to use it for my Décima. However, this freedom in the Haiku Challenges over the years has produced some great poetry.
Here is the quick description of a Décima:
There are 10 lines (stanza) of poetry that rhyme but in this case, there is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to.
In addition, each line must only have 8 syllables.
The rhyme pattern is;
For this particular challenge, the word NEXT must be one of the B position words. Then the other B position(s) word(s) must rhyme with NEXT.
Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.
This week is the
B rhyme spot.
This week’s inspiration is to use
as one of your “B” words, and meaning you use NEXT in one spot, and its rhyme in the other.
If you are having a bit of trouble with this prompt, just write whatever you are inspired to do as long as it is a Décima.
Once you complete your poem and post it on your blog, copy the link and place it in the comments in this post. That way other people can visit your post and check out your poem. You can also put a link, Pingback, of this challenge in your post, to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate., but this is not a must to join in.
If you choose to put the link in your post, this is a Ping Back. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback, if you have never done one before. Basically, any time you click on a link in an article or post, that’s a Ping Back.
Please share this post on your Social Media, such as Twitter or FB. As with the pingback, this is not a requirement. Reblogging is great as well.
Some people also like to copy the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.