Darkness Overthrown (Ottava Rima)

by Meena Krish   Aug 29, 2016

Tranquil night melts away from earth's embrace
paving a cloudless path for the rising king,
life on earth waits to awake to a bright face
and bask in the warmth a brilliant sun brings,
drums of thunder moves closer at a fast pace
towards earth soldiers of dark clouds approaching...
to this unpleasant gloom the day surrenders
an overcast morning now becomes colder;

The king fights the looming army without fear
his glare strikes through the clouds and infiltrates,
towards land his ray of light struggles to near
and his fury builds up whilst heat escalates,
dark soldiers flee as king's gaze turns severe-
for earth a bright day he begins to create,
king positions himself on a cloudless throne
and shines with pride for darkness is overthrown!

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

so on and so on


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Latest Comments

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    As always some wonderful imagery.

    Never heard of this form so thanks on the footnote, you did a grand job.

  • 2 years ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)

    Excellent imagery and congrats on effectively completing a difficult form. I really enjoyed the theme and word usage. Thanks for sharing!

  • 2 years ago

    by marival bayles

    I love your poem. It's so beautiful and poetic.
    ''Tranquil night melts away from earth's embrace" ... you have wonderful concrete imagery and it flows so well. Excellent!


  • 2 years ago

    by William Mae

    A excellent write Meena, I love a poem that makes me crave more and more as I read. This is that poem that made me crave more.

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    Meena, just beautiful! I loved the form and how everything blended so beautifully together to tell an engaging story. Well done-