Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 23 (FALL) This week, it’s the B rhyme line.

This week’s prompt works perfectly with the Haiku Challenge prompt of (CLIP & WINGS), so you could do a haiku with those words for one post and continue your poetry message/story with the Décima prompt of FALL.

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 an Espinela or Décima Poem.


Keep reading and find out, with an example included.

One last thing before we jump in the creativity pool, check out my weekly Haiku Challenge prompts (CLIP & WINGS this week) that often share a central theme with the Décima Poetry Challenge prompt.

  • To read last week’s Décima Poetry written for the prompt for FALL, click HERE for all the links in one post.

Back to our scheduled Décima Poetry Challenge what to and what not to do.

If you can’t come up with a Décima using the given prompt, you can use a Synonym instead. I don’t want to stall your creativity, and with the possibility of a synonym, you will certainly write something amazing…or in my case, something that rhymes.

Sites to help:

Here is the quick description of a Décima:

There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme. 8 syllables.
There is a set rhyming pattern we must stick to. abbaaccddc

The prompt word given (in the post heading) must appear at the end of one of the given rhyme lines, either A, B, C, or D.

Let’s look at the rhyme pattern once again and you will see what I mean.

The rhyming pattern is abbaaccddc.

For example, if I say, “(NAME) This week it’s the A rhyme line” in the post heading, my Décima might be:

You took time, with a deadeye aim,
because you saw me scratch an itch,
this wound to my head needs a stitch.
Feel so bad, don’t know my own name.
Not hiding, because there’s no shame.
Get ready for when I get healed,
for your ending will be revealed.
It’s too late when you hear the crack.
That’s when it’s time for some payback.
Then I’ll be carried far afield.

Notice the example prompt word ‘name’ is in the fourth line A spot, and its rhymes are in lines one and five, matching the rhyming pattern of abbaaccddc.

For today’s challenge, the word FALL must be one of the B line words. Then the other B line(s) word(s) must rhyme with FALL.

Sometimes you break the rhyme into two stanzas using the following rhyme pattern. abba/accddc.

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 the link of this challenge in your post to let your followers know where to go if they want to participate. This is called a Pingback. This is not mandatory to join in or to put your post link in the comments. Click HERE to find out how to do a Pingback.

Reblogging is great as well.

Some people like to copy and paste the challenge image into their posts. That’s okay with me.

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22 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 23 (FALL) This week, it’s the B rhyme line.

  1. Wither the Weather

    Nature seems in a foul mood,
    Fires, hurricanes, floods, and all,
    the smoky skies: we enter Fall
    anxious …but what should we conclude?

    Fatalists state that we are screwed,
    the end is near or fairly close.
    Optimists won’t say adios
    just yet, suggesting we amend
    our harmful ways, forestall the end
    with green tech plans quite grandiose.

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    • Nice. You have an easy flow to your poems. Jealous. I’m an optimist but probably for fewer reasons than some. So many are thinking that these are the end times and all of that. As everyone that’s been with the blog for a quite while knows, I am a mega Christian who has now been keeping that mostly out of my content. But there are way too many Biblical signs that need to happen, and they aren’t there. What is occurring now has also happened in the past. The pandemics, fires, earthquakes, famine, others. Maybe I should do a post. 🙂

      Also, Jesus said concerning his return, “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.” He says, “Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming.”

      Yes, there is an increase due to global warming which I put that down to not only human mistakes, which includes animal agriculture, which some will argue against being as large of a contributor as has been stated recently, because the doubters put deforestation as a separate category when wanting the land for pastures and growing feed crops is about 70% of the land that’s been cut down so far of the Amazon, and that doesn’t count the other areas around the world that isn’t really looked at.

      It’s one reason I’ve gone to a plant-based diet. I figure it’s the one thing I can do, and I attempt to use locally grown foods that are organically grown with locally produced compost and other nutrients needed. Over-the-top? Maybe, but it makes me feel better, not only the body but for doing one small thing to add to the many others who’ve done the same.

      Bet you didn’t think your poem would lead to a response like this. 🙂 But that’s when you know you created a great one.

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