Oviellejo #8

the dream is an illusion
mass confusion

memories of the good old days
lost in the haze

of wonder years that never were
where nothing’s sure

our hist’ry’s a romantic blur
where men were men and women, well…
enslaved in patriarchal hell
mass confusion lost in the haze where nothing’s sure

~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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