Wednesday, April 17, 2013

A to Z Poetry: Oddquain Poems

An oddquain poem, is an interesting form of poetry of 17 syllables like the haiku, but in five lines, not three, with syllable counts of 1, 3, 5, 7, 1. There are also many different variations or combinations of the oddquain poem. 

oddquain sequences - poems made up of oddquain stanzas
crown oddquains - a five stanza oddquain sequence
reverse oddquains - a oddquain with a reverse syllable pattern of
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”

I have for you today the oddquian butterfly variation.

of wisdom
dusk is settling
as you spread your wings to take
from history's condition
philosophy knows
no answer

Today's Haiku

Haiku Heights April A to Z: Owl

Owls hoot through the night
Awake 'til Dawn's early light
Come back nightingale