Oviellejo #2

the darkest night cannot resist
dawn’s gentle kiss

it’s shrouds of mist hovering low
in amber glow

the coo of a lone dove, mourning,
greets the morning

sparkling dew droplets, adorning
tenderly, sweet flowers in bloom,
another day commences soon,
dawn’s gentle kiss in amber glow greets the morning

~kat


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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