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i smell a rat – NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 19

 

i smell a rat

there is a dreadful squatter in my house
a one-eyed, black mouse
sometimes I see it flash as I pass by
its evil green eye
winking, blinking, wooing me to draw near
is a trap I fear
even the cat avoids it, staying clear
no ordinary mouse, it’s plain to see
it drives my cursor, runs on batteries
a one-eyed black mouse, its evil green eye, is a trap I fear

~kat


For NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo Challenge Day 19. Today I am exploring the Oviellejo, 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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Oviellejo 27-28

starve a cold…

seasonally challenged am I
I can’t deny

when the first snap of cold air comes
I succumb

to stuffy headed coughing crud
become a slug

drinking hot toddies by the jug
out of commission, days on end
hiding away while on the mend
I can’t deny I succumb, become a slug

and yet there’s something glorious
though I may fuss

red-nosed sniffling, head in a vise
it is so nice

to feel the breezes, cool and dry
to close my eyes

it’s time to bid summer goodbye
this ruddy interlude between
wintery white and summer green
though I may fuss, it is so nice to close my eyes

~kat


True story…pass the spiked tea and honey please….

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 #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.


Oviellejo #25

contrary to pop culture’s views
news is not news

the same mistakes, another when
repeat again

our past in sentimental haze
the good old days

weren’t all good for the hell we raised
we humans are a prideful lot
our hardest lesson’s long forgot
news is not news, repeat again, the good old days

~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 23 & 24 – up in smoke

we should care that Gaia’s burning
it’s occurring

a thousand miles or more away
while leaders play

at governing to sate their glut
when is enough ever enough

what will it take to wake us up
as our great treasures slowly die
underneath gray smoke-choked skies
it’s occurring while leaders play, when is enough ever enough

~~~

meanwhile children rot in cages
hate’s contagious

others still, gunned down in schools
amendments rule

squandering our greatest treasures
all for pleasure

sins egregious, without measure
vain thoughts and prayers fall on deaf ears
for their small god’s been dead for years
hate’s contagious, amendments rule, all for pleasure

~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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