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It Matters Not

It Matters Not It hovers here, a moon opaque, obscuring mountain trails I take. No other living things appear. A moon opaque. . . It hovers here. I follow on along a ledge; below a swirling river’s edge. In front of me, the canyon’s yawn. Along a ledge, I follow on. I see no hue when fog congeals. Oh, doom of one who no more feels! The moon has fled, as so have you. When fog congeals, I see no hue. Now all is dim; it matters not. My dear one’s heart I have not got. No use in living without him. It matters not. Now all is dim. At peace I’ll be if I should fall to murky water from this wall. Oh, yawning canyon, swallow me. If I should fall, at peace I’ll be. Swap Quatrain Form with iambic tetrameter. In this form, created by Lorraine M. Kanter, each stanza in the poem must be a quatrain (four lines) where the first line is reversed in the fourth line. Rhyming pattern: aabb, ccdd and so on

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Date: 10/27/2018 2:18:00 PM
This is a gorgeous and emotive write from start to finish. I'm so glad I saw it on the right margin of my screen and clicked. Stunning. Love ... CayCay
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Date: 5/11/2018 2:36:00 PM
I love this one, Andrea. It is a perfect example of how some of us feel when severely depressed. I've been there. Maybe that's why I have such a fear of heights. Faved for sure.
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Date: 5/2/2018 11:46:00 PM
A very beautiful piece of work, indeed. I enjoyed it through and through.
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Date: 4/13/2018 9:10:00 PM
Well executed, Andrea. A beauty.
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Date: 3/14/2018 9:39:00 AM
Darn you so good , and your vocabulary is interesting it really helps, it's like a beat of a song
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Date: 9/21/2017 4:25:00 AM
love the rhythm and rhyme, perfect for this contest, poignant...thank you and congrats :)
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Date: 9/19/2017 8:01:00 AM
Andrea,,CONGRATULATIONS on your placement with this amazing write
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Date: 6/17/2017 1:19:00 AM
Congrats on this great write :)
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Date: 5/10/2017 1:54:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea...I love this form and you did it so well....
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Date: 5/9/2017 8:27:00 PM
Congrats on your top win, Andrea. I am so glad to be able to read this poem, and I just love how you did the swap quatrain form!
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Date: 5/9/2017 8:27:00 PM
Oh, and a fave!
Date: 5/9/2017 4:09:00 PM
Wow, that looks a really challenging form. And you pulled it off so impressively. Massive congratulations for your First Place win! Regards, John.
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Date: 5/9/2017 1:45:00 PM
A challenging form,and you do these so well Andrea! Congratulations on your first placement my friend. 7 ; )
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Date: 5/9/2017 4:16:00 AM
Great! Congrats!!
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Date: 5/8/2017 11:18:00 PM
Congrats, Andrea! A top write this one! Outstanding!
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Date: 5/8/2017 7:29:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea. I really like this form. I must read some of Loraine's work.
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Date: 5/8/2017 6:46:00 PM
Oh, so beautiful, Andrea! What an awesome form and how well you have presented it with perfect flow and rhyme. Congrats on your well-deserved First Place Trophy win! 7 + Fav, Sandra
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Date: 5/8/2017 4:27:00 PM
Love the swap quatrain form, must write another some day soon. Great iambic, Andrea. A sad theme of rejection, suicide, however well-written. A 7 if not a 10.
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Date: 5/8/2017 2:52:00 PM
Congrats on your top win Andrea
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Date: 5/8/2017 1:04:00 PM
Wow! I don't know how you do it? This is a difficult form yet you have made it so fluid and full of feeling. A solid 7 and a Fav for me! - Dean
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Date: 5/8/2017 12:28:00 PM
WOW! Absolutely awesome And really what a challenging form ... I wouldn't know where to begin!!!!! You are amazing my friend!! :-) into faves and my sincere congratulations:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 5/8/2017 12:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your fine poem, Andrea! Swap quatrains can be pretty challenging to write, and you did a great job. :-)
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Date: 5/8/2017 10:07:00 AM
If I could've given above 7, I would've! Congratulations on your top win in my contest, Andrea! GREAT poem! Janice
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Date: 4/30/2017 6:48:00 AM
Beautiful 7+ best jilted lover poem I ever read. Your pen is sharp and even sharper when it comes to a lovers slash..
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Date: 2/11/2017 11:11:00 AM
I see how you did that! It's absolutely fantastic. I am going to try that too :) Congratulations.
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Date: 2/11/2017 10:11:00 AM
Congrats on your win Andrea..
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