Oviellejo #1

show me how you really feel
let’s get real

and I will do the same for you
because it’s true

too many people lie for sport
life is too short

we need each other for support
a little kindness plants a seed
it feeds a basic human need
let’s get real, because it’s true, life is too short


Well, I’m really challenging myself this month! I really like this form. It has a “little round” in it. One of my favorite things to write. So, here goes…one down, 30 more to go! 😳😊

The Oviellejo is an Old Spanish verse form (derived from ovillo, a ball of yarn). A stanza consists of 10 lines, with a rhyme scheme of AABBCCCDDC. The second line of each rhyme scheme, Line 2,4,6, is short line of up to 5 syllables. The last line is a “redondilla,” a “little round” that collects all three of the short lines.

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