Poetic Form: The Quatern

Hello Beautiful Thinkers,

The quatern is a French form that has three basic rules. The first is that this poem has 16 lines broken up into 4 quatrains. Second is that each line has an eight syllable count. Third, the first line is the refrain. In the second stanza, the refrain appears in the second line; in the third stanza, the third line; in the fourth stanza, the fourth (and final) line. There is no set rhyme scheme or meter to the poem so beyond those rules you’re free to do whatever you want in your quatern.

Keep Dreaming Beautiful Thinkers,

The Boy In The Heart Shades

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