Oviellejo #19 -a tangled web

a tangled web

a crazed arachnid haunts my porch
amidst the scorch

of sweltering late summer days
shrouded in haze

the remnant of a tepid rain
nothing remains

but eerie signs of the deranged
exposed too long to heat and blight
who crave the lunacy of night
amidst the scorch, shrouded in haze, nothing remains


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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