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Best Ottava Rima Poems

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Premium Member Amethyst Fate
Bluebells in chime are shadows in training,
beech trees rising in a sheltering sky.
Sunlight peeks through, the merest of raining,
to guide the mauve buds to darkness...

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Categories: flower, imagery, metaphor,
Form: Ottava rima

Premium Member Dark Rainstorm
The chaotic cadence of falling rain
begins striking the pavement in evening's hours.
Up on the roof I hear the steady gain

of drops as sprinkling now becomes...

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Categories: dark, imagery, rain,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member White Angels
How many roses since have come and gone?
he thought as he sat looking at her grave.
How many futures had been staked upon
those brilliant blooms to...

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Categories: death, lost love, moving
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Song For My Love, My Sweet
"A woodland path in the dappled sun, hushed and quiet "

At last you’ve come for me, my love, my sweet!
You’ve come through tranquil woodland, with...

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Categories: passionheart, heart,
Form: Ottava rima
Kissing Snowflakes


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Categories: beauty, imagery, kiss, romantic,
Form: Ottava rima

Premium Member Houston

I wonder if the summer rain was warm
that poured like Pharaoh’s plagues upon the town
as people waded from their homes in swarms
and small craft was...

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Categories: rain, storm,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member With Joy Overflowing
Romance is in bloom when it's new and sweet

like rose buds opening. Love is growing!

The flutter feeling each time that you meet;

the kisses and the...

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Categories: love,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Signs of Spring for Me

I’m looking forward as I always do
to springtime -when the robin’s trills I hear
which come from trees which years ago we grew.
They bloom in early...

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Categories: spring,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Kiss me Quiet
It's near midnight, whilst we moonlight walk
Palm tree lined fairway, Crickets singing
Hands clenched in loving vacationed talk
Hearts in wanting pound, Batangas is bringing
We, she and...

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Categories: beauty, holiday, i miss
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Morning Mist
The morning's mists
mix with the
woodland's scent
To fill me with such
wondrous happiness;
I see her wet but
gentle hands are
And reaching out to
touch with
The trees, and fills
my heart...

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Categories: happiness, life, metaphor, tree,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Gods of Winds
A warring god of wind storms and lightening,
Rudra, rough looking, well built, braided hair
Golden in color, of firm limbs widening
With streaks of lightening and fearful...

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Categories: god, mythology, wind,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Endless War
(not to take too seriously; I think I am immune 
to my "enemies" by now!)

How near to us are foes we can’t resist
when cells, like...

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Categories: satire
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Changing Sky
My weeping eyes behold the changing sky
O'erspread with clouds of grey where once was blue
With gaze upturned, I heave a burdened sigh
At all the world...

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Categories: earth, emotions, rain, rainbow,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member TURNER TIDES
Rampage rumbling water roars dig the shores
Heavy hard they grapple trees and humans
Tumbling turner tides glide no one adore
Frightened humans, they run! Run and run...

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Categories: death, natural disasters, sea,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member I'm an 8
I wonder where earth joins the sky,
then hear the thunder's battle cry,
and ponder how the day rescinds,
with words that rattle with the wind

A rumbled sound...

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Categories: nature, rain,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Kanhapatra - WIN
Once upon a time there lived a dancer 
Shyama, a concubine of a feudal baron
Had a pretty girl Kanha, also a dancer
Quite excelled in playing...

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Categories: mother, time,
Form: Ottava rima
El Puente Nuevo, Ronda, Spain 1936
Look how they fall like angels to the earth!
But no soft landing down amongst those rocks.
Those devils on the bridge with gleeful mirth
Terrorised the townsfolk...

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Categories: conflict, death, history, horror,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member ANGELIC LIGHT

I enter an arch of disarranged hill
Blinded by darkness; thick the skin of air.
My lips quiver into whispers, until
Feathers so lucent appear from nowhere.
Sweet voice...

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Categories: angel, miracle, uplifting,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Mist Rise
Ah, disperse, dissolve, deploy, aqua vitae, 
all through the depth of primal forest rise,
turn the shades of green toward blue-gray.
Soften shades of purple shadows, disguise,

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Categories: beauty,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Nature's Wild Child
Rain’s riot banishes peace of mind day,
Deluge damning dumps devious rage wet.
Storm, summer rain's wild child pours on display;
Lightning fierce, firing fitful since sunset,
Bass booming...

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Categories: nature, rain, storm, summer,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Covering Mist
The moon gave silent shadows to our form
As we lay beneath its splayed softer light
The time spent is instinctual and warm
As mist from the lake...

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Categories: beautiful, love,
Form: Ottava rima
Twilight Song
Long shaded walks neath gilded canopies,
as Autumn’s twilight song proclaimed the cold
with words from lips of russet, aired with ease,
entwined with brittle leaves of bronze...

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Categories: lost love, seasonsautumn,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member FACING THE HURT

To ride the sea is a pleasure and a curse
as huddle of gulls, starfish dart from nowhere
enchanting frolic on breakers, they traverse
into buoyant laps with...

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Categories: courage, fear, hurt,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Fall brings New Love
Welcome in the Fall of life Spring enters

Loves emptied heart replenished with his touch

I become his Muse and he is my center

Lips burning passion captured...

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Categories: happiness, love
Form: Ottava rima
White Rose in a Summer Garden
A white rose grew in her Summer garden,
whose velvet petals formed a lovely head
more exquisite than those in Le jardin.
Its sweet fragrance perfumed the flower...

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Categories: garden, rose,
Form: Ottava rima