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Swap Quatrain
Created by Lorraine M. Kanter. Within the Swap Quatrain each stanza in the poem must be a quatrain (four lines) where the first line is reversed in the fourth line. In addition, line 2 must rhyme with line 1, and line 3 must rhyme with line 4 and so on, BUT not repeat the same rhyming pattern on subsequent stanzas. Rhyming pattern: AABB, CCDD, and so on. 

Silent as smoke, darkness descends, as shadows merge and daylight ends. For summoned by a bullfrog's croak darkness descends, silent as smoke. The moon pools in ebony skies, and glided in gold, starts to rise. One of the night's brightest jewels in ebony skies, the moon pools. Blue bleeds red for a dying sun, mourning nature's favorite son. Belying the white clouds overhead for a dying sun, blue bleeds red. Signaling for love, fireflies flash, as dusk settles from today's ash. For like the stars twinkling above, fireflies flash, signaling for love. (Swap Quatrain) 06/04/2020 Swap The Verse Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Joseph May

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Date: 7/5/2020 1:35:00 AM
Excellent.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 7/5/2020 8:45:00 AM
Thanks Jim, I appreciate it my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/29/2020 2:59:00 PM
This is awesome, so beautifully written. Well deserved placement.
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Date: 6/29/2020 5:35:00 PM
Thanks Funom, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/29/2020 4:34:00 AM
Lovely calm dusk merging with night in your quatrains. Congrats. Mohan
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/29/2020 9:34:00 AM
Thanks Mohan, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/28/2020 7:25:00 PM
Wonderful write Emile, Congrats on your win..
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/29/2020 9:34:00 AM
Thanks Joseph, I appreciate the placement and comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/28/2020 5:16:00 PM
this one is written very very well in the swap quatrain form. Congrats for your win. This is one of my favorites.
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Date: 6/28/2020 6:22:00 PM
Thanks so much Andrea, you comments always bring a smile to my lips my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/28/2020 3:15:00 PM
This is so picturesque Emile! Love the transcending effect of your gorgeous words. Congratulations on your win. Keep writing and inspiring my friend :)
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/28/2020 6:21:00 PM
Thanks Aditi, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/28/2020 12:06:00 PM
Hello Emile, a beautiful sunset over the water. Also the poem that goes with it. Well done my friend. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 6/28/2020 6:20:00 PM
Thanks Darlene, as always I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/28/2020 6:27:00 AM
Love this poem with stunning imagery! Love the style of this form!To my faves. Congratulations on your win. Best wishes.
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Date: 6/28/2020 8:17:00 AM
Thanks Malabika, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/26/2020 3:00:00 PM
Stunning in poetry power and picture
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Date: 6/26/2020 4:24:00 PM
Thanks Debjani, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/18/2020 1:38:00 AM
Emile, I absolutely love this poem! It should serve as an example of how to write in this form. Your imagery is breathtaking and I am saving this beauty to my Faves! Congratulations on your wonderful second place win! Please post this at PFT too. Blessings xxoo
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/18/2020 8:48:00 AM
Thanks Connie, you know how to create a smile my friend, stay safe, Emile.
Date: 6/17/2020 9:47:00 AM
Ohh Emile I love this form, you used the style of this form to perfection, I think I have to fave this one, it's as good as your view from afar IMHO. Congrats on a great poem and win!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/17/2020 10:13:00 AM
Thanks so much John, your comments have brought a smile to my day, stay safe my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/12/2020 12:30:00 PM
Ohhhhhhhh, I like this style, love the poem.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/12/2020 2:51:00 PM
Thanks DM, I hope to read one of yours in my contest soon my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/9/2020 6:20:00 AM
such touching lines Emile, good luck in Jospeh's contest and thanks for inspiring me to try this form form your contest,will see if my muse will behave:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/9/2020 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I appreciate your support and look forward to reading your entry my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/8/2020 7:40:00 PM
Emile, wonderful poem, best of luck in the contest too _Constance
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/9/2020 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Constance, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 6/4/2020 2:38:00 PM
Your poetry always touching my very soul dear Emile, Hope your keeping well, hugs and prayers, xo
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Emile Pinet
Date: 6/4/2020 5:09:00 PM
Thanks so much PD, I always enjoy hearing from you, stay safe my friend, Emile.