The elements of the Flamenca are:
Pasted with permission from http://www.poetrymagnumopus.com/index.php?showtopic=1024#flamenca
- 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.
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 polkadots
clicks time with quickened feet.
Sounds compete with color
both a fluid flurry,
pleasing ear and eye.
with smoothness overlaid.
© Lawrencealot – December 14, 2014