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


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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