Thursday, September 21, 2023

flamenca in the plaza

when midnight strikes, let's meet-

bright moon is white knight by

pomegranate tree 

i'll bring my castanets,

clicking lights, red tight skirt

swishing & stomping feet

on fishbones cobbled steps-

you are red as wine

toasting the good harvest

with big bottles of cheers 

the plaza is buzzing

hands clapping fast, faster

we are swept along- 

tales of love & lament

we are sands in lost land

Pomogranate Tree, Spain

Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Flamenca, Spanish verse form.   Join us when the pub doors open at 3pm EST.  Thanks for the visit and comments.   Form:  The elements of the Flamenca are:
  1. stanzaic, can be written in any number of quintains.
  2. syllabic, 6-6-5-6-6 syllables per line to imitate the rapid click of the heels of a dancer.
  3. L2 and L5 assonate. (same vowel sounds)


  1. This is such a beautiful poem. ❤️Makes me want to go to Spain!

  2. This is exquisitely woven, Grace! I especially admire this part; "you are red as wine/toasting the good harvest/with big bottles of cheers." Thank you for the wonderful challenge! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. I enjoyed your flamenca in the plaza, Grace, in which you’ve captured the essence of Spain. I especially like the sound of ‘clicking lights, red tight skirt’

  4. I can hear the staccato dance rhythm in this poem, the phrasing chopped up to keep time with the feet.

  5. Beautiful, Grace. I can hear the music and see the dancers. Love the last line - such a beauty!

  6. Very visual. I enjoyed being swept away.

  7. Thank you for your clicking
    in the bright white moonlight
    in the wine-red skirt -
    Called to full attention:
    why, I fight tight rhyme.. Night!

  8. Beautiful imagery, Grace! I am swept away by the all flamenco-ish verbs. ❤️πŸ’ƒ

  9. I especially enjoyed the last stanza. Thank you for a neat prompt.πŸ™πŸΌπŸ₯°

  10. This is beautifully constructed and full of he rhythms of Spain πŸ™Œ

  11. Love the gradual progression of movement and dance...and the description of "swishing & stomping feet on fishbones cobbled steps" .

  12. Love the energy and motion that emblazons every line! What a wonderful form, Grace. Thank you for introducing us to it.

  13. Swishing and stomping feet adds all the energy for the dance!

  14. Beautiful poetry - the best time to meet for a dance midnight. It flows with the beat.

  15. Gorgeous, and so in the spirit of the dance.

  16. Your words dance through this poem so effortlessly


  17. Your wonderful poem takes me into that festive Spanish Plaza amidst the excitement of it all πŸ‘ Bravo ❤️


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