Odes are very formal, they are typically used to honor somthing or someone. There are three diferent types of Odes, the Pindaric, Horatian, and Irregular. They are start out very formal.

Sample Poem

By Patrick Sutton

Season of white departs from my life, as winter retreats from spring. it put's into motion a plan of devotion, to bring forth the magnificent things.

Spiders are webbing, the fly's they are catching. Birds pulling worms from the earth. This is how its always been done in a full blown blooming rebirth.

The newly fallen rain, brings to the plains, the aroma of cedar and sage. A sweet damp dew with every step I move, along this prairie land trail I have made.

Captured in my brain, through the moments I frame. Will today, and forever, remain.