Décima : Discernment
THE QUICK DESCRIPTION OF HOW TO WRITE A DÉCIMA:
- There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
- 8 syllables per line.
- There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.
Follow your dreams, once I was told,
in doing, I learned how to be
a soul endowed with dignity; In youth, middle-age, and in old.
I watched the flower bud unfold,
to become at my peak a rose,
and when the pedals had to close,
an important lesson l learned.
People with minds as mine discerned
if we choose life, our beauty grows.