Black Feathered Sky

Charmed Chaos

“Love! Love until the night collapses!”
Pablo Neruda,Machu Picchu

Full moon becomes an eternity in a black velvet feathered sky
Mirrored in your eyes

A million brilliant stars pale, white jasmine sweetens fragrant air
Blooming in your hair

Upon your honeyed lips, my yearning ache to dwell
Caught up in your spell

Riding high on an undulating groundswell
The earth moves below our thrashing hips
High in the sky the pearl moon collapses, a startling eclipse
Mirrored in your eyes, blooming in your hair, caught up in your spell

Author’s Note:This is an Oviellejo, which 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…

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