Flamenca or Seguidilla Gitana carries a fast staccato rhythm. It is a variation of the Seguidilla.
The Flamenca is:
• stanzaic, can be written in any number of quintains.
• syllabic, 6-6-5-6-6 syllables per line to imitate the rapid click of the heels of a dancer.
• L2 and L5 assonate. (same vowel sounds)
Song of the Matador by Judi Van Gorder
In a dark cantina
a twelve string guitar keens
a feverish dirge,
tones of glory and fame,
the matador’s heartbeat.
Pasted from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1024#flamenca
My thanks to Judi Van Gorder for years of work on this fine PMO resource.
Sight vs. Sound (Flamenca)
The guitarist speeds up
as faster castanets
amid a swirl of
ruffles and pokadots
clicks time with quickened feet.
Sounds compete with color
both a fluid flurry,
pleasing ear and eye.
with smoothness overlaid.
© Lawrencealot – December 14, 2014
Photo credit: Spanish Flamenco Dancer Painting – fabianperez.com