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Where Did All the Poetry Go?

I just love the wonderful fun challenges presented in Form for All at d’Verse Poets.  Today we’ve been challenged to write a quatern, a French poem consisting of four quatrains with 8 syllables in each line.  It has a refrain that starts the poem and moves down one line in each quatrain.  If I’m muddling things up, you’d better visit Gay Reiser Cannon’s post to get a much better explanation.

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Where did all the poetry go?

I look around a dismal world

seeking poetry high and low.

It eludes me, racing away.

***

No matter.  I just keep searching.

Where did all the poetry go?

Surely not to Heaven above

or Hades sinking down below.

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Please tell me what I want to know,

I beg of the sprites around me,

Where did all the poetry go?

Found nowhere outside of your Self.

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Have you looked deep inside your heart,

into your soul beyond ego?

There you will find what you so seek.

Where did all the poetry go?

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13 thoughts on “Where Did All the Poetry Go?

  1. have to agree with Laurie here, the final stanza is great. what a wonderful idea – hope you will find tons of poetry within yourself in the days to come…

  2. I love how we’re getting poems that are doing multiple things today – allusions, centos, and here is yours — not only a fine quatern but an Ars Poetica as well. Seeking poetry and making poetry all at once – why that makes it a holiday poem as well! Great piece, much enjoyed!

  3. smiles….i love that the poetry can be found inside of you for those willing to look…i do think there is a lot of poetry in the world as well for those willing to look….very cool use of the form…you worked it well teresa

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