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Quatern
A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two third line of stanza three and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme. line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 line 5 line 6 (line 1) line 7 line 8 line 9 line 10 line 11 (line 1) line 12 line 13 line 14 line 15 line 16 (line 1)

It's a little too quiet now, I can't hear the love in her voice. And yet, the sound of her laughter is oft overheard in my dreams. Since she died and went to heaven it's a little too quiet now. And all that I took for granted, morphed into precious memories. Her gentle goodbye broke my heart and I could hear me screaming no. It's a little too quiet now, and the silence is deafening. I pray to a merciful God to keep her alive in my thoughts. Her heartbeat was my symphony, it's a little too quiet now. (Quatern) 08/23/2020 Song I – Cold – Quiet Now Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Rob Carmack

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Date: 5/15/2021 10:25:00 PM
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Emile Pinet
Date: 5/16/2021 4:58:00 AM
Thanks Christuraj, I appreciate it my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/15/2021 7:27:00 PM
This is so achingly sad. I love the last two lines. Congrats on your win, Emile! Blessings, Kim M
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Date: 5/16/2021 4:59:00 AM
Thanks Kim, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 5/15/2021 6:25:00 PM
I am glad to see your name once again, Emile, with this heartfelt piece that I'm certain many of us can relate to, my friend. Congrats on your well-deserved win, Aloha!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 5/16/2021 5:00:00 AM
Thanks William, I appreciate both the placing and your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 9/24/2020 3:45:00 PM
Hello Emile,I can tell that you do miss her. Yes it is a sad poem. Makes me feel like i want to cry. enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/25/2020 10:41:00 AM
Hello Emile, you are very welcomed Enjoy your day my friend.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 9/25/2020 7:22:00 AM
Thanks Darlene, as always your support is appreciated my friend, Emile.
Date: 9/2/2020 3:23:00 PM
What a beautifully sad poem Emile, congrats on all the accolades, nice to see this in the top new poems as well, very deserved POTD as well!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 9/2/2020 7:33:00 PM
Thanks John, your words honor me my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/31/2020 12:28:00 PM
Back with congratulations on your multiple wins. So wonderful to see this on the winners list!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/31/2020 2:16:00 PM
Thanks Sam, as always your support is appreciated my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/31/2020 10:26:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD and multiple wins. This poem captures love in such tender beauty. This is exactly what happened when my mom passed...my parents were soulmates. My father completely changed as did I. A Fave for me. Chantelle hugs xx
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/31/2020 11:21:00 AM
Thanks Chantelle, your words have touch my heart my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/30/2020 6:42:00 PM
A wonderfully deep tender and sad poem. A most worthy choice for POTD HONORS my friend. A true gem and a fav... God bless...
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/31/2020 5:08:00 AM
Thanks Robert, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/26/2020 2:21:00 AM
Emile, a very beautifully expressed heartfelt poem, congratulations on POTD
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Date: 8/26/2020 6:46:00 AM
Thanks Tania, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 6:50:00 PM
She will always remain in your heart- in your thoughts. This is beautiful and tender, all at the same time. Your words wrap gently around me. Congratulations Emile, on Poem of the Day. ~ Brandy
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/26/2020 6:45:00 AM
Thanks so much Brandy, your words have touch my heart my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 3:40:00 PM
Poignant, beautiful write, Emile! Congrats on POTD!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 5:30:00 PM
Thanks Kim, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 3:09:00 PM
I had a lump in my throat as I read your beautiful poem...there is no doubt you will hear her symphony in your own heartbeat. Congrats on your POTD.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 3:33:00 PM
Thanks Jeanne, your words have moved me my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 8:50:00 AM
Grief expressed so eloquently, my friend. Your poem reaches into the depths of the emotion. I really like the format you chose. It is perfect for lyrics. Congratulations on your POTD!
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Date: 8/25/2020 9:11:00 AM
Thanks Sam, your words have touch my heart my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 8:39:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. I love your line, "Her heartbeat was my symphony," A wonderful write. Enjoy your win and day............
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 9:10:00 AM
Thanks Paula, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 8:31:00 AM
Congratulations for this excellent POTD :)
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Date: 8/25/2020 9:09:00 AM
Thanks Heidi, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 8:21:00 AM
"To keep her alive in my thoughts" is sometimes all we can cling to. I loved the line "Her heartbeat was my symphony". You have written a sad masterpiece of a quatern, Emile. A well-deserved POTD. Congratulations, my friend, enjoy the honor ~ John
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 9:08:00 AM
Thanks John, you words honor me and I am grateful my friend , Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 6:33:00 AM
Hi Emile, Congratulations on your POTD honors.
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Date: 8/25/2020 7:43:00 AM
Thanks Jenna, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 6:26:00 AM
The silence is truly deafening. Sometimes i really have to focus to remember my Mother's voice. But it is still there. Great poem!
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 7:43:00 AM
Thanks Mark, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
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Mark Koplin
Date: 8/25/2020 6:27:00 AM
Congrats on POTD!!
Date: 8/25/2020 5:46:00 AM
such a touching piece Emile on a day when I hear sad news my friend has died, many congrats on POTD:-( hugs jan xx
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 7:42:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I appreciate your comments, my condolences on your loss my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 3:06:00 AM
Superb, creative write, John. Congratulations on POTD. :-)
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 7:41:00 AM
Thanks Carol, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 3:05:00 AM
- Emile, congratulations on your p.o.td. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 7:40:00 AM
Thanks Anne-Lise, I appreciate your support my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/25/2020 12:42:00 AM
Very touching verse Emile, something we all experience from time to time. Congrats on your POTD honours. Tom
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/25/2020 7:40:00 AM
Thanks Tom, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.
Date: 8/23/2020 5:25:00 PM
Emily, I LOVE this poem! A healing poem for the grief I have for losing my mother many years ago.. Thank you for sharing this poem.
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Emile Pinet
Date: 8/24/2020 7:04:00 AM
Thanks Carol, I appreciate your comments my friend, Emile.