My poems are my children, more or less. I care about them, want them to go far, would like the world to love them as they are. Or would it help if I could maybe dress them in fancy words, improve their accent? Yes, though a judicious measure of sobriety might give my work commendable variety. Alas, they're disadvantaged from the start, these single-parent children of my art, and I can't blame their failings on Society.
The décima is a Spanish form of ten lines (hence the name). See my Youth and Age for more details.