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September love Ovillejo Poet’s Place

September love Ovillejo Poet’s Place

In September, I met my fate
On a fall date.

I dreamt of meeting her for eight years
I was hers.

One day she came into my life
Became my wife.

We met September 7th
I remember.

No more wild life
I was hers, became my wife, I remember.

The Ovillejo is an ancient Spanish form popularized by Miguel de Cervantes in his novel Don Quixote. The structure consists of three rhyming couplets and a concluding quatrain, whose lines complete the rhyme pattern aa/bb/cc/cddc.

The first line of each couplet has eight syllables, but the second line is shorter with three or four syllables. The quatrain has eight syllables in its first three lines, and the final line uses the second line of each couplet in sequence, as described and demonstrated in the following links:


the elements of the Ovillejo are:

a 10-line poem made up of 3 rhymed couplets and a redondilla quatrain.
syllabic, lines of the couplets alternate 8 and 3-4 syllables each, The redondilla quatrain has 8 syllable lines, often trochaic tetrameter.
rhymed aa bb cc deec rhyme pattern.
composed with L10 as L2, L4, L6 strung together.
composed with the long lines of the couplets asking a question and the short lines are either an echo or a response.
x x x x x x x a
x x x a
x x x x x x x b
x x x b
x x x x x x x c
x x x c
x x x x x x x c
x x x x x x x e
x x x x x x x e
xxxa xxb xxxc



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