What is better than a longing?
What’s superior to fearing?
What surpasses merely coping?
I will not be known for moping
‘Til the waiting time is gone,
But instead I shall go on
Belonging, endearing, hoping.
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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 (normally. This one is dactylic.)