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Best Quatrain Poems

Below are the all-time best Quatrain poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of quatrain poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member How Poetry Began
That thing that we call poetry -
when asked where it began,
I’d say it started beautifully
before the dawn of man!

It glistened on the oceans
before man came...

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Categories: nature, poetry,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Unspoken Words
I often scribble in the sand 
The words I find so hard to say
And hope the wind will come along 
And blow them all your...

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Categories: words,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Never Shame a Woman
Never ever shame a woman
for the fire in her soul
still your fear that you're unable
to give that which makes her whole

Never ever shame a woman
for...

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Categories: passion, women,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member 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...

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Categories: dark, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Cup of Empty
Cup of Empty
She pours him a cup of empty
From a teapot of childhood dreams
He loves the sound of her giggles
Hers is the light of a...

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Categories: addiction, adventure, beautiful, dream, hurt, lost
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member Love Beyond the Pale
You lay upon the warm wet earth
now ripped from limb to limb.
Your present shape denies the girth
of your form in its prime.

A life cut short...

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Categories: abuse, devotion, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Where The White Rose Blooms
The single white rose captured the old gardener's attention,
He lovingly cared for it, like it was his own grand-daughter,
The roses were just like family and...

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Categories: death, funeral, garden, heaven, november, rose,
Form: Quatrain
There is still beauty
Friends, do not forget: there is still beauty
When the darkness comes and shadows fall,
Music, Art, and nature, gentle comforts
When despair is deep and hope is...

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Categories: dark, friendship, hope, sad,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Life, To Me

Colors daubed for seasons' scenes
          I sift through life for what it means
   ...

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Categories: appreciation, friendship, life, love, metaphor, relationship,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Star-Crossed - For Love of Day, For Love of Night
(this is a form called Swap Quatrain, where first
line's phrases swap in the last line of each stanza)

In shadows’ veils, at end of night,
sweet Moon...

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Categories: quatrain, may, moon,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Yellow Shoes in the Darkness
Walking through the land of shadows 
wearing my yellow shoes
With each and every step
I created color and hues

The shadows started retreating
As color permeated the ground
Out...

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Categories: me, metaphor, places, yellow,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Doors
There are so many doors
Which ones should I choose
Green, yellow, brown, purple
and many different blues

Some of them are rustic
Others modern and clean
Some lead to the...

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Categories: appreciation, beautiful, celebration, courage, emotions, encouraging,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member All too Soon
One windy night upon my breast
I felt the kiss of winter’s breath
A breath that blew me into flight 
Upon my breast one windy night

A leaf...

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Categories: death, life,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member My Darling Boy

     Oh ...

Have you seen my darling boy, blond hair, like corn silk, falling?
       ...

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Categories: analogy, boy, childhood, innocence, metaphor, nostalgia,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Ribbon of Joy
Where shall I find you, ribbon of joy
A sliver of something life cannot destroy
All through my fabric I’ll weave you and wind you
Ribbon of joy,...

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Categories: joy,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Lines on my Face
The words that I write
flow from a deep place
The lines I express
mirror the lines on my face

Some lines are joyful
other lines took their toll
Yes the...

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Categories: how i feel,
Form: Quatrain
Heritage
The ranch on which I hang my hat, though short on most the frills,
Is thirteen sections, give or take, of rugged trails an’ hills.
We call...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, cowboy-western, education, imagination, inspirational, native
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member First Love
Returning home again after many years away
I find our secret path along the Fundy Bay
That happy place where long ago we played
Where all our dreams...

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Categories: childhood, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Kiss the Rain
I'm leaving now, but here is a reminder
'Twill bring to you the days we walked through rain
So when you wish to feel my hand in...

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Categories: girl, people, rain, romantic, longing, kiss,
Form: Quatrain
We Push The Pen
We push the pen to make you feel
the gentle tapping of the falling rain,
the stinging burn of the summer sun
the heavy heart of despair and...

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Categories: poems, poetry, poets, senses, writing,
Form: Quatrain
Windowpanes
An ancient river, centuries-old shops and restaurants steeped in a 2000-year history and 
culture set the scene. The ambiance seemed divinely contrived to facilitate the...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: caregiving, friendship, hope, introspection, philosophytime, autumn,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Creeping Roses
Tender tendrils climb the wall
Up towards the sky
Past the latticed windows tall
Clinging on from high.

Then in springtime buds in red
Pout with lips apart
Inhibitions they all...

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Categories: rose,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Fallen Star
I tracked along a silver trail
carved out from Earthly dust
by rays persistent in the dark 
and midnight wanderlust.

It led me to a bubbling fount
of sulfurous...

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Categories: earth, hate, heaven, life, light, love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Jack Ellison tribute
Eighty two years young, but still a trooper,
pen writes daily, he's an evergreen souper.
Behold the limerick king and his wisdom,
providing laughs from his humorous kingdom.

Five...

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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: quatrain, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Summer
A hot and humid day floats merrily on the seas
As tiny bikinis amble in sandy footprints
And frolic in the motives of soft ocean breeze 
Building...

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Categories: summer,
Form: Quatrain