Ovilleje Poems

Ovilleje Poems are best described this way: Questions and answers with a complicated rhyme scheme and a particular number of syllables per line. Poets like to ask questions, so you will enjoy writing Ovilleje Poems.

Each couplet asks and answers a question. The big twist to this poem is that the final quatrain combines all the answers. And yes, the answer on the final line should make sense.

Line 1: a rhyme in 8 syllables

Line 2: a rhyme in 3-4 syllables

Line 3: b rhyme in 8 syllables

Line 4: b rhyme in 3-4 syllables

Line 5: c rhyme in 8 syllables

Line 6: c rhyme in 3-4 syllables

Line 7: c rhyme in 8 syllables

Line 8: d rhyme in 8 syllables

Line 9: d rhyme in 8 syllables

Line 10: (Line 2) (Line 4) (Line 6)

 

Why is your pen upon that page?

To calm the rage.

Why do your fingers tap a beat?

To cool the heat.

Why stare you into vast expanse?

In hope for chance.

Meditations touched by the lance

Lend thoughts to hubris’s mighty fall

Before the end chances pall

In rage, in heat, by chance

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