What’s my favorite thing to do?
How much am I longing for?
More and more
Just how often do I pray?
By your side I’ll always stay
In your arms I feel the fire
I have only one desire—
Loving you more and more every day.
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Ovillejo— a Spanish 10-line poem (decastich) first used by Miguel de Cervantes
The first stanza is a series of rhyming couplets where the first line is a four-syllable question and the second line is a two-syllable answer.
The second stanza is a redondilla (quatrain in trochaic tetrameter) that wraps up the theme of the first stanza. Line 10 is comprised of lines 2,4, and 6.
Metric Pattern: 4-2-4-2-4-2, 4-4-4-6
Rhyme Scheme: aabbcc cddc
Rhythm: trochaic (All lines begin with a stressed syllable.)