Coming out of the dark as sung by Gloria Estefan…

The espinela is a Spanish poetic form with two stanzas and four end rhymes across 10 lines. It’s named after poet Vincente Espinel, who is credited with inventing it. Here are the guidelines:

  • First stanza has four lines.
  • Second stanza has six lines.
  • Eight syllables per line.
  • Rhyme scheme is abba/accddc
COMING OUT OF THE DARK AS SUNG BY GLORIA ESTEFAN

On the shore hands entwined we lie
The glare of the sun in our eyes
She cracks a smile to my surprise
Nor have I heard a single cry

 Facial caress I do apply
Change the mood from sorrow to bliss
Self harm thoughts she so does dismiss
...is a calmness about the air
The lord above answered prayer
My love and faith squashed her conflicts


**My wife had off today, and what a glorious change in mood compared to the last few weeks. Yesterday being a culmination of the worst of it. I am grateful to friends and family online and off who offered support and prayers...she has got to keep the momentum in high gear**