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Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 26 February 2022

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 26 February 2022!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Ottava Rima. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is Ottava Rima?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Ottava Rima

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
three octive poem. abababcc, dededeff, ghghghii

…so on and so on

Example

He is There

When sorrow lies entrenched within your heart
And doubts, like ocean waves, around you churn,
When chaos reigns o’er life and won’t depart
And for the peace of yesterday you yearn,
When evil thoughts are tearing you apart
And there is nowhere left for you to turn,
When dark of night persists throughout your day,
It’s time to fall upon your knees and pray.

For God is there, He’s always by your side,
He is your life’s companion and your friend,
He’s with you through each bitter storm you ride,
From morn’s first light to sunset at day’s end.
You must give up your bitterness and pride
And to your Lord extend your hand again.
He only wants for you to ask Him in
And you will be forgiven for your sin.

Copyright © 2003 Linda Newman

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Ottava Rima’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

4 comments on “Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 26 February 2022

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  2. Jules
    February 26, 2022

    Rhyming is not my forte…so one verse it is I alternated 10 and 11 syllable lines.
    Here’s: Today’s Ottava Rima

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