Kindness

Like the fleeting wind, or a breath of fresh air
Kindness come and goes, gentle and caressing
Smile on a mother’s face, stroking her babe’s hair
Laughter of a young girl, with her pet, playing
A thoughtful umbrella in a storm, to share
Hands of a man, outstretched to a boy, helping
Kindness is soft as a feather, never hard
Comforting, considerate, never on guard

 

An original poem by
Khor Hui Min
21 July 2014

 

Poetic style
This poem was written in the style of an Ottava Rima. It is an Italian poem made up of eight lines that rhyme. Each line consists of eleven syllables.

An Ottava Rima poem is made up of an octave with the following rhyming pattern:

 ab
 ab
 ab
 cc

The rhyming pattern for my poem is shown below:

(a)  Like the fleeting wind, or a breath of fresh air
(b)  Kindness come and goes, gentle and caressing
(a)  Smile on a mother’s face, stroking her babe’s hair
(b)  Laughter of a young girl, with her pet, playing
(a)  A thoughtful umbrella in a storm, to share
(b)  Hands of a man, outstretched to a boy, helping
(c)  Kindness is soft as a feather, never hard
(c)  Comforting, considerate, never on guard

To read more about the Ottava Rima poetic form, visit the Young Writers’ Website.

Advertisements

About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
This entry was posted in Ottava Rima, Poem, Values and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s