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**