Oviellejo #26

 

autumn

dawn’s coming late now; dusk too soon
sliver of moon,

waning in crescent like a bowl
hovering low

smiling down on us, on the cusp
autumn’s first blush

buds to seed, squirrels in a rush
gathering, birds on the flyway
southward, as warm days slip away
sliver of moon, hovering low, autumn’s first blush

~kat


Busy week…working on catching up on my daily Oviellejos for the Month of August.

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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