~::~ [A-Z Challege] ~ Quatern ~::~

Day 17, Q = Quatern

A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme.

~::~ Puffy Dreams ~::~


I ride the waves of puffy clouds

Etching through the sky, I plow

In search of unseen horizons

To view pristine luminous suns



Chirping geese pass by in small crowds

I ride the waves of puffy clouds

Stopping to admire faint peach skies

And watch the spectacular surprise


Skylines ranging pink to purple

Beige sun rose, golden & sparkle

I ride the waves of puffy clouds

Watching the cosmic wonder- wowed!


Sun rays preening tiny dewdrops

Whilst glistening grasshopper hops

Amazed at splendorous scenes, proud

I ride the waves of puffy clouds



I hope you liked the poem, please leave your comments and feedback.

Photo Courtesy – Josephine

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