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My Don Quixote Why do I keep charging windmills? Rebuking ills. What creates my craving to try? Asking why. When will the urgency dispel? Hunger quell. Citizens clashing where I dwell. Injustice spikes issues in the news. Friends, family sport different views Rebuking ills, asking why, hunger quell. ~~Judi Van Gorder Ovillejo
Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry Spanish Verse The Ovillejo which in Spanish means "small clew or ball" or "a metrical composition" or "ball of yarn" was brought to my attention from an article by Kate Bernadette Benedict in what I believe was an online magazine, Tilt a Whirl shared here at PMO by Badger. With a little more research I found is was first made popular by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) of Don Quixote fame. You can read an English Translation of Cervantes' Ovillejo here. Apparently it was also popular in the Dominican Republic in the 19th century which is what brought it to t