Saturday Mix: 13th July

For this week’s Lucky Dip, Sarah has reached into her mystery bag and pulled out an Oddquain. The topic is up to us!
You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is an Oddquain?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…

Oddquain
Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.

Oddquain variations:

  • oddquain sequences – poems made up of oddquain stanzas
  • crown oddquains – a five stanza oddquain sequence
  • reverse oddquains – an oddquain with a reverse syllable pattern of 1-7-5-3-1
  • mirror oddquains – a two stanza oddquain sequence of the pattern 1-3-5-7-1 1-7-5-3-1
  • oddquain butterflies – a “merged mirror oddquain” where the two stanzas of a mirror oddquain are merged together, one of the middle 1 syllable lines is dropped, resulting in one nine line stanza of the form 1-3-5-7-1-7-5-3-1. Please note that an oddquain butterfly is not an “oddquain” because it doesn’t have five lines, but it is “butterfly” made up of two oddquains that were merged together into one poem.

Wow. This is a lot to take in and a new format for me, though there are several examples in Sarah’s challenge post.  I’ll give it a go though.
Reminder guideline to self:
Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1 in five lines.

Hold
My hand fast,
Do not be afraid.
Have faith, together we’ll find
Peace.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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