Rainsville, New Mexico. A decima is a ten-line poem. New Mexican decimas are made up of a set of four ten-line poems, or individual decimas, preceded by a four-line strophe called the planta where the theme of the composition is "planted," or stated. "El borreguero tells about the hardships of being a shepherd. Recited in part. Quality: good/fair. PLEASE NOTE: this should be number 4 of 21 songs on the audiofile.