Oviellejo #5

when I am hanging by a thread
heart filled with dread

on darkest days, and longest nights
I seek the light

where shadows fall away from view
it helps me through

I think about what’s good and true
this life is not about extremes
for those who hope and dare to dream
heart filled with dread, I seek the light, it helps me through


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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