I smile as flowers start to grow
But yet I know
The season holds bittersweet sting
The air hints warm, yet brings scant bliss
It’s you I miss
These moments when I go through this
This woe is never long to last
And joy of longer days come fast
But yet I know, every spring, it’s you I miss
Welcome to the Oviellejo
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.
Rebirth brings memories, which then flower themselves. (Rai)
I know you know – thanks. ♥
Love your play on words and your commitment to different forms 🙂 You’re an inspiration, hon 🙂
mmm i feel the bitter sweet in your words…it is scorching hot here today…perhaps spring is here…a time of rebirth, but the change always has me looking back as well…smiles.
Thanks Brian. Haven’t reached scorching and some April showers are on the horizon to boot.
I like the refrain in this – it’s you I miss – and the form works very well with the words.
Thank you, PoetryDiary.
Your rhyme scheme is very purposeful, effective, and great!
Thank you, M.A.S.
Thank you, Charles.
A sadly sweet poem. Thanks for sharing information about the form.
A wonderful poem for the day wrapped in a marvelous process.
I have a particular anniversary I’d like to forget. Comes in November, though. Your poem moved me, and I like when poets explore forms.