Thanksgiving (Ottava Rima)

by Jad   Nov 25, 2010

Barren winter enraptures the brave men,
who embrace the New World in courageous pride,
sacrificing their lives in opposing winds.
Overcoming the problems of great stride,
then finally the prevailing winds end
as flood hope come in as a new tide.
Now we celebrate this momentous day
giving thank to those who have cleared the way.

A Ottava Rima is a poem written in 8-line octives. Each line is of a 10 or 11 syllable count in the following rhyme:

one octive poem. abababcc
two octive poem. abababcc, dededeff
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii on and so on


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  • 7 years ago

    by TJ Arizona Eagle

    You described a journey of which we should all be thankful as we sometimes forget
    Nice work

  • 7 years ago

    by Sylvia

    Nice work Austin. We should all be thankful for these brave men and women who cleared the way for us so that we have the freedom to live and celebrate. You wrote a good tribute to them.