Cultivating Vista (Quatern; Collab)

by Italian Stallion   Jun 19, 2009

Beautied inworn strawberry roan
tamed by affection of a comb.
Graceful strides full of purity
encased within all her beauty.

The foal, her miniature shadow...
beautied inworn strawberry roan,
feeble first strides soon become strong
on the nutrition motherhood.

Entwined with infatuation,
side-by-side, caring for her young
beautied inworn strawberry roan
fostering his fragile body.

Which grows till time divorces them,
matured on solid foundations,
proud strides of independence
beautied inworn strawberry roan.

© Copyright 2009 By: Italian Stallion and Colm Ace of Trumps

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

Collaboration with Colm Ace of Trumps

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  • 12 years ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    You both created a masterpiece that is so appealing to all. Your descriptions blew me away, they were so real in my mind and your unique wording held my attention. Great job with the rhyming and staying in format, such creativity was shown and you both surprised me with this one. Not much else to say though but well done. This was a brilliant write, so keep it up!

    5/5 from me, have a good day.


  • 13 years ago

    by Courageous Dreamer

    I think you both did a wonderful job, and theres not much I can really go into detail with on this.. Great work with the rhyme scheme and fitting the form to the T. Your descriptions were beautiful.. if I had to pick one line I really loved it would have to be
    'The foal, her miniature shadow...' I loved how you said it was her miniature shadow.. a great description and unique way of using shadow to describe how they are alike in their physical characteristics.
    'Which grows till time divorces them,'
    `I also liked this line for the fact of the way that 'divorces' was used.. havent quite heard it used that way before but it worked out really well.

    Theres not much I can really truly say for you both, but great work. I thought it was beautiful.

    5/5. Temps.

  • 13 years ago

    by Gasttlee

    This is a cool collab. You guys make a great team. I think of sitting peacefully outside a garden when IO read this. 5/5