~::~ [A-Z Challenge] ~ Ottava Rima ~::~

Day 15, O – Ottava Rima

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

~::~ Dark Passengers ~::~

Dark passengers

I see translucent shades of dark and grey

Wondering why they always follow me

They seem like dark passengers of gruesome day

In brightness and sunshine they seem to flee

 

Murky creatures swarming around hunting prey

By darkness they flock as if on hounding spree

I wonder, lost in their silent onslaught

Sanity bleak, grasping at positive thoughts

 

They reside unknown, leading us astray

Weighing over us, fueling anxiety

Clawing through our innermost dismay

Upsurge of depression, insecurity

Malevolent spirits working away

Ruining our inherent sanctity

Mysterious they seem, our dark passengers

Our mistakes, troubles and innermost fears

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I hope you  liked the poem, please leave your comments, feedback and brickbats

Photo Courtesy – DeviantArt, Destiny Blue

~::~ Ballet Dancer ~::~

Yepp.. I am back with a new form of poetry yet again…

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

And here’s my poem on the Ottava Rima form…

~::~ Ballet Dancer ~::~


She danced all night, wooing her audience

Sashaying her skirt, swaying to the tunes

Dim lights created the right ambience

Enthralls everyone, making their hearts swoon

Not one but all, entranced by her performance

Beads of sweat on her brows, she shines like the moon

She’s one of her kind, their ballet danseuse

Revered by all yet untouched, no one’s muse

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The painting is done by my friend Shruti Harohalli 😀 who is slowly flowering into a wonderful artist.. You can see more of her art at –  http://shrutiharohalli.wordpress.com/ Please do visit her.. she has some wonderful art on display. You can also buy or place orders for her 🙂

I hope you liked the poem and the painting J

This is my entry to Thursdays Poets’ Rally week 39

http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.blogspot.com/2011/03/agreement-for-thursday-poets-rally-week.html

Do let me know your thoughts..

That’s it from Megzone for now..

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