(Written for Ovi Poetry Challenge 2)
Deprived live a life not so well,
Opulence brings heaven to dwell,
Both face either heaven or hell,
Who believes in life after death?
Good evening and see you next time.
First, remember, YOU DON’T HAVE TO USE THE WORDS of the CHALLENGE. They are the inspiration
Ovi Poetry is a syllabic/metre poetry form. In this case, Ovi is from India, originating in the Marathi language. The Ovi has been in use in written form since the 13th Century, but the women’s ovee/ovi predates the literary form by at least the 12th Century.
The Ovi are in general, lyrical folk songs expressing love, social irony, and heroic events. They are written in the following scheme.
4 line stanzas, as few as one stanza and up to as many as you like.
8 syllables or less per line
Rhyming is AAAb. The second stanza would be CCCd. The third, EEEf. And so on. Meaning nothing in one stanza must rhyme with anything in the previous stanza. The fourth line does not rhyme.