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Oviellejo #21

renaissance

there’s still some brokenness in me
others can’t see

crazy missteps and little deaths
the depth and breath

of every choice I’ve made, and yet
I can’t forget

there’s little time for vain regret
even in failure there’s a light
guiding my steps to get things right
others can’t see, the depth and breath I can’t forget

~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.


Oviellejo #20

a single bloom ‘midst bristled brush
rooted in dust

her periwinkle petals fade
in want of shade

what beautiful audacity
tenacity

that even in adversity
she smiles at the blistering sun
refusing to become undone
rooted in dust, in want of shade…tenacity

~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.


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

~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.


Oviellejo #18

kintsugi

one does not live to three-score-three
with unskinned knees

silver peppered, thinning locks
life’s hard knocks

eventually take their toll
don’t always show

a life lived well, the afterglow,
magnificence, adorned in grace,
deep wisdom etched into a face
with unskinned knees, life’s hard knocks don’t always show

~kat


The philosophy behind Kintsugi is a confluence of three very potent rivers of thought from Asian Philosophy. Zen, Mono No Aware, and Wabi Sabi come together as one in the art of Kintsugi to teach us about impermanence and imperfection. Repair requires transformation and that cracks hold a philosophical merit and significance all on their own.

Zen emphasizes zazen: meditation as the means to awakening. Zen meditation ideally is not only concentration, but also awareness: being aware of the continuing changes in our consciousness, of all our sensations and our automatic reactions.

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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.


Oviellejo #17

for nemophilists such as me
amidst the trees

is where my wild heart can find
sparks of divine

deeply rooted in fecund clay
on breezes sway

leaves a flutter at heaven’s gate
cradling fledglings nest to wing
cool shade for seekers wandering
amidst the trees, sparks of divine on breezes sway

~kat

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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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