Random Thoughts on a Muddy Stone – Oddquain Sequences – October 12, 2015

 

Wet Leaf

Random Thoughts on a Muddy Stone

leaf
on a rock
in the mud and grass
inviting odd mystic thoughts
zen

old
he sits there
looking at a world
he no longer understands
lost

sweet
sticky man
fawning and pawing
at all the pretty poets
bah!

vain
forgetting
the beauty of love
Narcissus lost in himself
death

mud
around stones
sculptured by wet rain
– sodden but mystic beauty
leaf

© G.s.k. ‘15

An oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem with seventeen syllables in five lines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 created by Glenda L. Hand.   The oddquain may stand alone, or it may be combined / modified as follows:

Oddquain Sequences – a longer poem made of several oddquains;

Crown Oddquain – a series of five oddquains;

Reverse Oddquain – an oddquain with a reverse pattern of 1-7-5-3-1;

Oddquain Butterfly – a nine-line stanza with 1-3-5-7-1-7-5-3-1. For example:

Celebration (Butterfly Oddquain)

Child
dances in
September’s swirl of
leaves, golden colors form her
skirt
of dazzling freedom, twirling
into the final
fall to earth’s
arms

Glenda L. Hand (c) 2006

This interesting form was found on: B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Oddquain – October 10, 2015

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