Q is for Quatern

Q

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.

line 1
line 2
line 3
line 4

line 5
line 6 (line 1)
line 7
line 8

line 9
line 10
line 11 (line 1)
line 12

line 13
line 14
line 15
line 16 (line 1)

questions

QUESTIONS
How come we have some endless quest?
Or do we walk in crooked lines?
When do we see some phantom truths?
When can we know if journey ends?

Can the spirit of the ground talk?
How come we have some endless quest?
Some questions I need the answer
Never ending questions from me

If I kiss you, is that enough?
And if I want to be with you?
How come we have some endless quest?
Together we can search the truth

Questions, questions, lots of questions
Life would be boring if we don’t
It’s like a puzzle to be solved
How come we have some endless quest?

For: #AtoZChallenge – 4-20-2017 – Letter Q

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