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