Thursday, March 24, 2016

“I find that”

By THLaird Colyne Stewart

I find that if I whine and curse
The world around me just gets worse
However if I try to change
The world around me just gets strange.

Written using the 16th century Spanish form called the folía (a 4-line stanza). The folía was a variation of the seguidilla. It is likely related to a Portuguese dance-song form which normally expressed a nonsensical or ridiculous thought. The lines may be octosyllabic or shorter. If the lines are not of equal length then the even numbered lines are generally shorter and very often oxytonic.

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