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An ottava rima poem is a form of poetry that, in English, consists of eight iambic lines, usually iambic pentameters, but there is more to an ottava rima. What is ottava rima in poetry (complete definition)?

Livid Liquid In A Kettle
They say that heart’s anger is like a fire Just about to burst without head’s control; The more it’s fueled by the wood of ire, The more it brings blaze to the furious soul; When one never gets his...Read More
Categories: humanity, love, success,
Form: Ottava rima



drinking morning coffee octave
drinking my hot coffee in the morning light thinking back on that date I met my fate everything around me seems very bright recalling how I met her, became my mate in the afternoon...Read More
Categories: drink, food,
Form: Ottava rima
Life after life
Coffin Your striking aura leaves most folks aghast, a somber beauty that bequeaths its mark. Adorned in satin, some would think miscast, may leave the tenant raging in the dark. Declaims fond memoirs of the recent past, before the raven called,...Read More
Categories: death,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Shaped By Your Love
Your kindness smiles across my heart and soul Dancing on my thoughts like a tender joy Your laughter sings a love song to console Even the worst worries, hope will destroy Your inspiration shines beyond control Beaming through the darkness...Read More
Categories: inspirational, joy, love,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Sunburn Is No Fun
Slipping slowly across the sky, Summer sun in hot sizzling bliss Permits no hasty alibi, Neither offers a gentle kiss, While ample creams will justify Protective lotions we dismiss, So, lest we blister, we must care, Protective shirts and sunscreen wear. written May...Read More
Categories: summer, sun, sunshine,
Form: Ottava rima



Premium Member LITTLE LAMB LOST
Upon this gentle hill, A newborn lamb there bleat. It suckles for its fill But soon grass it will eat And fatten for the kill. Man wants it for its meat. Sadly it had short life When came man with the knife. ...Read More
Categories: animal,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member CONFUSED
This springtime is confused. Its weather patterns strange. Seems winter and spring fused. What caused this rearrange? Is it cos we abused? Should our bad ways now change? The climate's going wrong. Just what is going on? ...Read More
Categories: environment,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member SWEET POETIC SOUP
I stir this soup each day selecting what to read. I'm impressed with the way how written words can seed an image, scene or play. Seems shorter ones succeed. To read them is so sweet. My daily soup, a treat. ...Read More
Categories: poems,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member RANT: SUBLIMINAL SIGNAL
Beware: mind invasion of your subconscious self. Thought manipulation, working its way by stealth, through the population, deep in each mind it delve. That foment aimed at you, ne’er take at face value. ...Read More
Categories: words,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Last Words
Last words come before last breath unexpected Expressions of regret, a heartfelt goodbye, Sincere apology on lips detected Words uttered in pain, a horrifying cry. Sudden thoughts upon which one has reflected Not giving thought, a most intentional lie, It behooves...Read More
Categories: death, goodbye, words,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Danger Zone
One dingy smoky bar in old Vallarta Alive after midnight with disco dances, She balanced with a salty margarita Exchanging not-so-subtle, knowing glances The beautiful raven-haired senorita, Employing seductive Hispanic prances, Took away the naïve, youthful touriste's breath Lead him into a...Read More
Categories: culture, dance, youth,
Form: Ottava rima
Joy born in own bosom
Pay back every blush ye borrowed, What use fluffing a field furrowed? Paint life with paints your own, Proud, on your own renown, Let not the joy in life corrode. If joy follows past pain, An added buoy doth gain, And...Read More
Categories: joy, life,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member Encouragement for a Graduate
Your life is so rich--uniquely consequential-- It's no accident, YOU were born with potential, No goal is so lofty you cannot achieve it You're a special one-of-a-kind, that's the secret. Never stop dreaming, aim for unreachable stars Anticipate some battles,...Read More
Categories: encouraging, future, graduate, graduation,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member The Piano Lesson
Leaping across the leger in groups of four Triadic eighth notes danced while half notes slow, Take their time beneath, just resting in the score Seldom interrupting the lyrical flow. Comes an...Read More
Categories: literature, music,
Form: Ottava rima
Premium Member SIGNS OF SPRING
From frozen earth she rises and looks down, to see if laggards make it through the snow. Then one with royal robes displays its crown and in its wake a blaze of bright yellow. Out of the darkest loam,...Read More
Categories: spring,
Form: Ottava rima

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