Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 31: (ONE) in the A rhyme line.

You may, if you wish, make some kind of link between the Haiku Challenge prompt of (FIRST & Heal). and ONE. I think these might work together with the right story idea.

The 2 CHALLENGES are SEPARATE but CAN BE combined if YOU CHOOSE to do so.


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.

Or…

Keep reading and find out, with an example included.


  • To last week’s links Décima Poets’ poems written for the prompt for EXHALE, click HERE for all the links in one post. A good opportunity to check out some examples of Décima.

THE CHALLENGE

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:

RhymeZone.com
Thesaurus.com
Merriam-Webster.com  Use this site for syllables. I’ve used several online counters and too many have given different counts for the same word, so I use the dictionary now. Also, in some parts of the English speaking world, the syllables may come out in the spoken language a bit differently. And that’s okay. Write to enjoy, too learn, and yes, try to get the syllables right, but above all create and enjoy.

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 with a choice of a break between lines 4 and 5, then being abba accddc, which I use in my example below.


For example, if I say in the subject line of the post:

“…(FALL) This week it’s the B rhyme line.”

my Décima might be…

NO!

As the end wept upon the land,

we could hear the approaching fall.

Justice answered the trumpet’s call,

trusting the fight to her troop’s hand.

 

Fate trembles with haste to expand,

through misdeeds by her shameless foe.

Past foolish decisions now crow,

“Wait—no—this was not meant to be.”

They beg the nation, “Hear our plea.

Heal honor, shout, no…no… NO!”

 

Notice the example prompt word ‘FALL’ is in line 2, the first B line, and its rhyme is in line 3, matching the rhyming pattern of abba accddc.


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

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.

Ronovan Writes Decima Challenge Image

 


 

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

 

© 2020 Ronovan Hester Copyright reserved. The author asserts his moral and legal rights over this work.

13 thoughts on “Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 31: (ONE) in the A rhyme line.

  1. One…And Lost

    The night has come, the day is done.
    they sleep the sleep of nevermore.
    The sleep of peace, the sleep of war:
    Both are the same, an endless one.

    Never again to feel the sun,
    the song of love, the joy of tears,
    no highs, no lows, no dreams, no fears.
    consigned to cold and endless terms
    of rain, of mud, of frost, of worms!
    Sweet lives lost, in timeless arrears.

    http://www.engleson.ca

    Liked by 3 people

    • Awesome, but…man, have you added to the depression of this Nordic ancestried American during this whole election thing with my imagination now thinking of:

      Vikings battling in the icy north, fallen on a battlefield, their brethren frenzied and moving ever forward. There they lie and left to rot and return to the earth, while they lie forever further behind.

      (And yes, I know ‘ancestried’ is not a word, but I’m using it because I like it, and I think it’s a pretty good word to create.)

      Liked by 4 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.