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Blog Posted:1/27/2022 7:20:00 PM

It seems the form is not clearly understood by some poets, so I'll elaborate again:

First the rules, as already stated in the contest description-

First stanza is a quatrain with 8-6-8-6 syllable count in end rhyme abab + 

Followed by 6-6-6 syllable count tercet, end rhyme ccc +

Concluded by an equal syllable count rhyming couplet using refrain (any length as of poet’s choice) beginning with the first word (or words) of the first line, as the last line of the poem

The refrain (last line of poem) is also the poem title

This seems clear enough. However, I find that the most common error is mismatch of poem title, refrain and last line, which are to be identical. This may possibly owing to the reason that thought flow shifts, while the poem is being composed. What I usually do is, is to first think of a 'message'. That becomes the poem title. Then I write it as the refrain as well as last line (copy-paste), so there is no mistake later on. Thereafter, I try to compose the penultimate line of equal syllable count and also rhyming. After that I attempt to harmonise the rest of the poem, with the theme. 

It's an easy form of just 9 lines, which I use often. With short attention spans, there's a large section of readers who don't have the patience to read long poems! For those who think they can, let's have a show of hands of who all have read Sri Aurobindo's epic, Savitri?

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Date: 1/29/2022 9:29:00 PM
I remember I got confused first time I did it, but as long as I see an example, now I am able to get it. good luck in getting good entries.
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Date: 1/29/2022 10:26:00 PM
There are hundreds of Quietus poems … here’s an illustration of one I wrote today
Date: 1/28/2022 3:37:00 PM
Seeker, thanks for the reminder, I needed it for sure, but got it now (hopefully) love the challenge and your invented form Quietus is quite wonderful ~
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Date: 1/28/2022 6:31:00 PM
I’ll believe you when you employ this form routinely; not merely for contests! :)

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My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/28/2022 Thought of the day Coupletjoy,spiritual,
5/28/2022 Summum bonum Rhymegod,joy,spiritual,
5/28/2022 Bliss fizz Than-Baukfire,joy,spiritual,
5/28/2022 As we be breathed Quatrainspiritual,
5/27/2022 Fragrance of sandalwood Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/27/2022 Heart contractions Juejuheart,love,muse,
5/27/2022 Thought of the day Coupletpeace,spiritual,
5/27/2022 Heart understands - Just holding hands Rhymelove,
5/26/2022 Rope is not the snake Juejugod,religion,spiritual,tr
5/26/2022 Follow the scent Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/26/2022 Thought of the day Coupletgod,joy,spiritual,
5/26/2022 Bliss continuum Rubaiyatjoy,spiritual,
5/25/2022 Hush the blush Juejuspiritual,
5/25/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/25/2022 Transcendence Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/24/2022 Void centric vibrancy Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/24/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/24/2022 What fascinates me Juejuspiritual,
5/24/2022 Dance of aliveness Free versegod,joy,passion,
5/23/2022 Eye of the needle Juejuforgiveness,love,spiritua
5/23/2022 Thought of the day Coupletdesire,peace,
5/23/2022 Woe to be whole Rhymejoy,spiritual,
5/23/2022 We procrastinate Rhymespiritual,
5/23/2022 Heavens gates are closing Monchielle Stanzaheaven,spiritual,
5/22/2022 Our rainbow body Juejuspiritual,
5/22/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/22/2022 Slow strangulation Haikuheart,love,
5/21/2022 Fullness in Emptiness Rubaiyatheaven,spiritual,
5/21/2022 Thought of the day Coupletjoy,peace,spiritual,
5/21/2022 Why trauma bond Rhymeabuse,bullying,freedom,jo
5/21/2022 The plain truth Sonnetspiritual,truth,
5/21/2022 Kundalini ascends Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/20/2022 The gong of Om Juejuspiritual,
5/20/2022 Ripples in Space Quaternspiritual,
5/20/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/20/2022 Have we ever Laymuse,spiritual,
5/20/2022 The three fold flame of Christ Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/19/2022 Dew drops Footlespiritual,
5/19/2022 The Phoenix Rises Juejuspiritual,
5/19/2022 Faith shaken Rhymefaith,pain,
5/19/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/19/2022 The table is laid Juejuspiritual,
5/19/2022 Love drenched joy Rhymejoy,spiritual,
5/19/2022 The rot has sunk in deep Monchielle Stanzamuse,spiritual,
5/18/2022 Passion of our soul Free versegod,joy,spiritual,
5/18/2022 Poised in the void Juejuheart,love,space,spiritua
5/18/2022 Thought of the day Coupletlove,religious,
5/18/2022 Smile awhile Rhymefun,joy,smile,
5/18/2022 Bubble of illusion Rictametermuse,
5/18/2022 Is-ness of being-ness Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/18/2022 The dance divine Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/17/2022 Thought of the day Coupletjoy,spiritual,
5/17/2022 Ashtavakra Gita verse 19:4 Rhymespiritual,
5/16/2022 The vaporised self Juejuspiritual,
5/16/2022 Ego undress Rhymejoy,silence,spiritual,
5/16/2022 Ego death Juejupeace,spiritual,
5/16/2022 Thought of the day Coupletjoy,spiritual,
5/16/2022 Fact or fiction Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,truth,
5/15/2022 Latent Heat Juejufaith,trust,
5/15/2022 Thought of the day Coupletgod,spiritual,
5/15/2022 Pause awhile Rhymegod,joy,spiritual,
5/14/2022 Awake Arise Ascend Juejufreedom,spiritual,
5/14/2022 Cave of our heart Quatrainheart,joy,spiritual,
5/14/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/14/2022 Be to Become Juejusilence,spiritual,
5/14/2022 The joy continuum Dizainsilence,spiritual,
5/14/2022 The dance declined Rhymelove,spiritual,
5/14/2022 Spherical vision Juejuspiritual,
5/13/2022 We are he who we seek Sonnetjoy,spiritual,
5/13/2022 Dweller of the void Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/13/2022 Thought of the day Coupletdesire,light,spiritual,
5/12/2022 Benign bliss burn Juejujoy,spiritual,
5/12/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/12/2022 The Phoenix Rises Pantoumspiritual,
5/12/2022 Love says hello Rhymelove,
5/12/2022 Go in within Juejugod,religion,spiritual,
5/11/2022 The Pathless Path Juejuspiritual,
5/11/2022 Awake within the dream Juejudream,life,spiritual,
5/11/2022 Thought of the day Coupleti am,love,
5/11/2022 It is clear now Rhymeheart,spiritual,
5/11/2022 Kundalini - Divine Mother Rubaiyatspiritual,
5/10/2022 Beyond thought ego begot Juejuspiritual,
5/10/2022 Be to Become Juejugod,love,
5/10/2022 The Kybalion Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/10/2022 Thought of the day Coupletspiritual,
5/10/2022 Repent at leisure Haikudesire,fate,
5/10/2022 Our old ages woes Rhymeage,perspective,
5/9/2022 An ode to love Odegod,love,
5/9/2022 The dance of Shiva within Rubaiyatspiritual,
5/9/2022 Thought of the day Coupletdeath,spiritual,
5/9/2022 Surfing consciousness Rubaiyatspiritual,
5/9/2022 Light without contrast Rhymemuse,
5/9/2022 Poised in the void Versespiritual,
5/8/2022 Three fold flame of Christ Monchielle Stanzaspiritual,
5/8/2022 Given to play Juejugod,spiritual,
5/8/2022 Thought of the day Coupletgod,
5/8/2022 The tenth door Juejuspiritual,
5/8/2022 Broken Hearts Than-Baukbreak up,heart,
5/8/2022 Each wish fulfilled Rhymegod,heart,love,magic,
5/8/2022 Child in slumber Quaternspiritual,

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Fav Poems

A change of heart Sonnetblessing,christian,faith,
Someone who used to be you Blank versedream,lost love,love,
Elevating Heart Free verseappreciation,devotion,hea
KNOW YOURSELF Free versegod,introspection,wisdom,
Jesus, my Beloved Free versejesus,
On Rivers of Love Free verselove,river,
The Sounds of Bliss Sonnetromantic,
Home Sweet Home Free versebeautiful,home,love,
Open Up Free versefaith,hope,love,
Where the Wind Blows Quatrainwind,
Always Rhymedream,friendship,poetry,v
Mind Dance Free verseappreciation,beauty,bird,
I Thought I Knew a Thousand Songs Free verseloss,love,
An Excavation Verseintrospection,life,
I See Him Rhymeblessing,faith,god,hope,i
THE DIE IS CAST Free versedeath,grief,journey,lost
Enchantment Free verseinspirational,
Held By A Thread Versespiritual,
Belief - 1 Free verseblessing,encouraging,god,
I Held Her To My Heart Quatraingranddaughter,grandmother
The God I Know Free versefaith,god,hope,inspiratio
swift, the rills Rhymeanalogy,appreciation,deat
Mindful Free verseblessing,life,light,
love will heal the world Free verselove,
Blind Rage Sonnetanger,husband,success,tha
love song Haikuhurt,
Flowers Of The Heart Rhymecare,garden,growth,heart,
Just Breathe Free versefaith,hope,inspirational,
A Reflection Of His Love Free verseappreciation,caregiving,
My Stolen Garden Free verseflower,garden,
Teasing Kiss Rhymerain,
DEATH WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT Verseautumn,death,grief,hope,l
His Gift Free versefaith,god,inspirational,l
Eye of Horus and The Seat of Me Free verseblue,faith,i am,love,sky,
All is Alright Free verseblessing,christian,faith,
Aura of her Magnificence Free verselove,poetry,romantic love
Dancing Girls Free verseage,
COME INTO MY HOUSE LORD Versechristian,family,
I Am But a Grain of Sand Rhymecharacter,how i feel,phil
I Am Part Of The Universe Rhymedeath,poetry,space,spirit
Empty Vessels Free verseheart,introspection,judge
Avalanche Shadormaflower,life,light,prayer,
Holding Back Tears Rhymedeep,imagery,metaphor,
Gentle Harbinger Coupletangel,beauty,bird,blessin
Conversation With My Soul Versegiving,love,wisdom,
After It Rained Free versebeauty,environment,rain,
Soul Mates Free verseheart,inspirational,love,
the edge of loneliness Free verseloneliness,sad,
always waiting Free versegrief,
Whispers Shared Free verseappreciation,beauty,commu
Quietude Rhymesilence,
Eternal Life And The Total Self Rhymedeath,
Capture My Heart Rhymegod,love,
Rest, Don't Quit Free verselife,
His Guiding Light - 2 Free verseinspirational,jesus,
Rush of Summer's Breeze Sonnetlove,summer,
Hypnotized Rhymeinspiration,love,
The Homeless Gentleman Rhymecare,
Union Rhymebeauty,extended metaphor,
Devoutly Walk In True Grace With The Lord Trioletinspiration,
The Light and the Veil Sonnetfaith,god,light,
Amazing God Free verseappreciation,blessing,god
MAKE PEACE WITH TIME Rhymeappreciation,grief,inspir
Oh Dreamy Boy Dizainromance,
With Eternal Sent Bliss Two Hearts Reborn - a collaboration with Robert Lindley Rhymedesire,husband,longing,lo
Neither Silent Nor Still Free versechristian,feelings,god,in
life has been divine Free verselife,
Intertwined Rubaiyatlife,
If I Die Daddy Free versechild,dad,death,
but a moment Free versedeath,imagery,nature,rela
HEALING POWER OF THE DRUM Free verseinspirational,native amer
Hope Is The Path Rhymehope,
Love Rhymeheart,love,
Hope Free versehope,
joy and kindness Free verseinspiration,

Fav Poets

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Susan Lawrence United States Flag United States Read
Arturo Michael United States Flag United States Read
Gabrielle Jordan United States Flag United States Read
Winged Warrior Canada Flag Canada Read