Soft Snowflakes... ( A Quatern Sonnet)

by Dreamofolwin   Dec 14, 2010

Soft snowflakes capture my delight,
upon my face they feel so light...
Tickling, tingling, their touch ice cold,
I love to walk and feel the snow.

Against the blackness of the night,
soft snowflakes capture my delight.
Dancing, dazzling, and swirling around,
then touch the ground without a sound.

My footsteps virgin on the snow,
now leave a path in winters' glow.
Soft snowflakes capture my delight,
upon this chilly frosty night.

The morning sun rises to see,
this thing that fills my face with glee.
Shining on it with all it's might...
soft snowflakes capture my delight.


A quatern sonnet

A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle sonnet and the Retourne. 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.


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  • 7 years ago

    by Christopher Wry

    Well done nice flow and image.

  • 7 years ago

    by Meena Krish

    My, my..I like this form and more so what you have done with it! It unfolds so smoothly with soft images for the mind..excellent write!

  • 7 years ago

    by End Of Eternity

    This is so pretty, very nicely penned. I love snow and i love everything abt & your choice of words has just created a beautiful image in my mind, thanks for posting this poem.

    Great write as always :)

    all the best and take care

  • 7 years ago

    by Cindy

    I love the snow and I love your poem :)
    What a beauty you have penned.
    Excellent job!
    Love Cindy

  • 7 years ago

    by Jad

    I really like this form and you seem to have done a descent job with it. I haven't checked to see if you did it right but it looked right from what I could see off the top of my head. Anyway the rhyming was actually somewhat descent and wasn't forced or anything which really helped the flow of your poem, which I thought was really good. The description of the snow is wonderful and it instills the image of snow falling and a changing of all the terrain.

    All in all, I found this to be a very appropriate piece for the season and also I found it to be a wonderful nature poem with nice descriptions. Beautiful word choice as well. Great job and keep writing.

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