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Friday, February 22, 2013


Oddquain: Created by Glenda L. Hand.
Usually unrhymed.    
17 syllables in five lines. Syllable Count: 1-3-5-7-1

Oddquain sequences:   poems made up of Oddquain stanzas.

Crown Oddquains: a five stanza Oddquain sequence

Reverse Oddquains: Reverse syllable patter 1-7-5-3-1

Mirror Oddquains: two stanzas: 1-3-5-7-1     1-7-5-3-1

Oddquain Butterflies: a merged mirror pattern.
Two Oddquains merge but use only one 
of the 1 syllables in the joining. 

Example Poem

Morning Ritual  (Mirror Oddquain)

pour a cup
black steaming coffee
sugar provides food value

and butter fill the English
muffin crevices
then my mouth,

© Lawrencealot - April 9, 2012

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