Thursday, April 4, 2013

Quatrain Day


Today is April 4th, 4/4: what better day than today to celebrate the syllabic quatrain?  Here I am particularly focusing on the single verse quatrain; things like the single verse quatrain found in Chinese classical poetry, or the Rubai of Persia/Iran, or the Englynn from Wales, etc.  The single verse syllabic Quatrain is found in widely diverse cultures.  It is a great form, marvelously flexible, it is also often highly memorable with a sing-song, lyrical quality to it.

Take some time today to read some Quatrains from classical Chinese, Persian, or Welsh sources.  If so inclined, pen one, or more, of your own.

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