Pie Quebrado: Spanish-broken foot. The Broken footed couplet is from 14th
century. Often used in the Copla. Often follows an octosyllabic or 8 syllable couplet.
Two Stanzaic forms:
1. A couplet of two 8 syllable lines followed by a tail, a 4 syllable line.
2. A couplet made of 8 syllable line followed by 4 syllable line.
From a Child a Garden of Verses
I was a rainbow-eyed child.
My imagination ran wild.
happy and free
Mind raced like a motorcycle.
from when I rode a tricycle
No ballerina. I liked tap
I talked in rhyme in finger snap
Words and images came to dance
giving poems and novels a chance
From when I could write I wrote reams
scribbling, drawing youthful dreams
Words bloomed like hyacinths, the scope
a cosmic garden filled with star hope
My Thanks to Linda Varsell Smith for her contributions above.