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Quatorzain Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
MY NEVER VOWS Beata Agustin Quatorzain appreciation, christian, devotion, faith,
Bullfighter and bulls S.zaynab Kamoonpuri Quatorzain animal, sports,
We Dance Within The Midnight Hours - Valentine's Collection Vladislav Raven Quatorzain desire, dream, love, night,
WHILE WAITING FOR THE RETURN OF CHRIST Beata Agustin Quatorzain appreciation, blessing, christian, faith,
Premium Member Poem WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE T Wignesan Quatorzain fantasy, riddle,
My Mistress, The Sea Phil Capitano Quatorzain analogy, desire, love,
Premium Member Poem Twenty Years of Spaces Filled craig cornish Quatorzain loss, pets,
The Sun Will Soon Shine Again Jo Daniel Quatorzain death, dedication, encouraging,
Premium Member Poem THE,QUATORZAIN FORM Brian Strand Quatorzain death, remember,
Premium Member Poem Unicorn Island Dear Heart Quatorzain fantasy,
Premium Member Poem Look Beyond Yourself Dear Heart Quatorzain peace, war,
Premium Member Poem Outside My Window James Inman Quatorzain nature, storm,
Premium Member Poem T U R P I T U D E Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Quatorzain dark, emotions, evil, imagery,
Premium Member Poem Love You So Much Dear Heart Quatorzain death, lost love,
Premium Member Poem A BRUSH OF ARS POETICA Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Quatorzain imagery, inspiration, poems, poetry,
Ode to the salty tear S.zaynab Kamoonpuri Quatorzain sorrow,
Wanderings of Soul Dr. Upma A. Sharma Quatorzain passion, soulmate,
Premium Member Poem EFFUSED ENCOUNTER Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Quatorzain beautiful, feelings, flower, life,
Top Gun Reason A. Poteet Quatorzain adventure, writing,
Colours of Rainbow Dr. Upma A. Sharma Quatorzain color, joy, life, rain,
Modern life Dr. Upma A. Sharma Quatorzain angst, introspection,
Premium Member Poem A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser Quatorzain inspirational, poverty, rights,
HORSES ARE HEROES S.zaynab Kamoonpuri Quatorzain horse
Premium Member Poem Secrets harry horsman Quatorzain love hurts,
DISGUISING GENDER Andrew Crisci Quatorzain men, sick,
Nostalgia-Song of the Expatriate S.zaynab Kamoonpuri Quatorzain missing, nostalgia, patriotic,
Concept Sallam Yassin Quatorzain beauty, philosophy, simple,
Premium Member Poem Contemplation Richard Lamoureux Quatorzain adventure, courage, introspection,
Echoes of The Heart Abdulhafeez Oyewole Quatorzain adventure, allegory, day, friendship,
The All-Clear Abdulhafeez Oyewole Quatorzain brother, caregiving, courage, dedication,
SLEEP WHAT SLEEP Tichaona Ngatiane Quatorzain lost love, me, heart,
free cee RAISIN CANE jeffry cohan Quatorzain angst,
Premium Member Poem A song of songs Brian Strand Quatorzain love,
Premium Member Poem A Requiem verse Brian Strand Quatorzain introspection, life, places,
THE WRONG PERCEPTION Andrew Crisci Quatorzain introspection,
Origional quote James Chenevert Quatorzain parody,

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Quatorzain Poems. Examples of Quatorzains and a list of poems in the correct poetic form and technique. Share and read Quatorzain poetry while accessing rules, topics, ideas, and a comprehensive literary definition of a Quatorzain.

Brief Definition

A Quatorzain is a type of poem which has a total of fourteen lines and has a similar look to that of a sonnet but lacks that structure that that poem has. This poem can have an irregular meter to it. This allows for some freedom with the rhyme scheme of the poet. The poem originated in France and translated to fourteen in English. The poem can be written on many different topics, and it is often up to the poet. Usually, the closing lines of this poem are in rhymed iambic and can even end with a couplet. When writing this poem keep in mind that the Quatorzain is often divided into two tercets or two quatrains. Shakespeare has a number of Quatorzains due to their length and alternative rhyme as well as closing with the couplet. While the term Quarorzains is not commonly used anymore, it still is a popular type poem used today. 

Quatorzain Poem Example

Nostalgia-Song of the Expatriate

(I'm 
an 
Indian 
lassie, 
was 
born 
in 
West 
Africa, 
(Nigeria), 
Grew 
up 
in 
South 
Africa 
(Swaziland) 
and 
currently 
live 
in 
East 
Africa. 
(Tanzania). 
So 
I 
live 
in 
Daresalam, 
near 
the 
Indian 
Ocean.


I 
might 
be 
like 
any 
other 
expatriate, 
desirous 
of 
their 
homeland
Upon 
my 
country's 
soil 
fervently 
wishing 
to 
stand.
I 
can't 
help 
feeling 
profusely 
foreigner
in 
this 
highly 
foreign 
land
I'd 
give 
anything 
to 
go 
back, 
say 
even 
be 
a 
mariner
for 
there's 
an 
ocean 
to 
cross 
before 
familiar 
sand.

An 
ocean 
with 
dear 
motherland's 
name
greets 
me 
all 
the 
way 
here 
with 
tantalizing 
lure
Tiring 
me 
of 
nostalgia's 
seemingly 
endless 
game
reminding 
the 
distance 
between 
the 
shores 
is 
galore!

Everything 
here 
seems 
just 
too 
alien 
and 
foreign
The 
air 
seems 
foreign 
punctuated 
by 
exotic 
birds
In 
this 
land 
I 
still 
feel 
as 
if 
lost 
in 
some 
warren
and 
the 
foreign 
language 
- 
I'm 
at 
a 
loss 
for 
words!

I 
feel 
estranged 
and 
disoriented, 
struck 
with 
nostalgia
though 
I 
might 
not 
be 
such 
a 
patriot 
any 
more
The 
awaited 
journey 
to 
India 
from 
Tanzania
to 
reach 
familiar 
ground 
of 
lakhs 
and 
crore.

Ah, 
the 
welcoming 
scenes 
of 
my 
homeland
always 
so 
enticing 
and 
inviting
It 
might 
seem 
surprising 
that 
for 
me 
she's 
a 
dreamland
but 
a 
desire 
to 
go 
back, 
since 
ages 
I've 
been 
fighting.

I'm 
home-
sick, 
waiting 
so 
long 
to 
be 
back 
home
There's 
no 
place 
like 
home-
sweet-
home
Here 
I 
feel 
I've 
lost 
my 
tracks
Like 
a 
homeless 
wanderer 
do 
I 
roam.

As 
here 
I 
feel 
no 
less 
like 
a 
Gulliver 
on 
his 
travels
yet 
to 
rehabilitate 
from 
homesickness 
might 
take 
a 
lifetime
For now, I can merely 
sing of motherland's 
marvels
and wait soberly for fate 
and destiny's chime.

But an underlying truth 
here: I feel alienated 
everywhere
as if I hailed from No-
man's-land
They think I neither 
blend with the Indian 
nor 
the african
but hope they respect 
my very individual brand.

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