Puzzle number 19 – Asian lanterns

Try the lite variety

With different lanterns

One for each society

Colourful man yearns

With different lanterns

To give glow in the dark

For all the dancers

As they dance in the park

One for each society

I like the red one

That blue’s for royalty

Come and have some fun

Colourful man yearns

Different shape and design

They all take in turns

Enjoy the night with wines*

(c) ladyleemanila 2021

Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and contains an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the ‘sounding’ syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):

VERSE ONE,
Line 1, 5 syllables.
Line 2, 6 syllables.
Line 3, 5 syllables.
Line 4, 6 syllables.

VERSE TWO,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

VERSE THREE,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.

VERSE FOUR,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

If the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is
Verse 1, 6565,
Verse 2, 5656,
Verse 3, 6565,
Verse 4 5656: (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

If wishing to create a longer poem then the next verse (5) must be a completely fresh set of four lines, these being used as before in the following three verses. Etcetera, etcetera.

For: Jo’s Monday walk : a floral dance | restlessjo, ALL SEASONS – SNOW CAN EFFECT EVERYTHING – The Jesh Studio (wordpress.com), Sunday Writing Prompt – 28 February – Light. | Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie (wordpress.com), image-in-ing: Bad memory! (image-in-ing.blogspot.com)

5 Comments

  1. Great poem! But it seems like a puzzle to make one that goes with the rules:) and love all the lanterns for All Seasons! The light is beautiful dome like capture.. Have a great week ahead, Jesh

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