Exercise for today

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Exercise for today
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 7:18am

How about an Alternating Quatrain?

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2000
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 12:17pm

iVillage Member
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 12:53pm

Roberta, sooo lovely!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 1:17pm

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2000
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 1:20pm

I'm not sure. After 42 years of marriage, the beginning or our relationship has become befuddled in my brain.

Do you want more?

OK:

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 1:39pm
One poet at a time. But please feel free to post as many quatrains as your little heart desires.
"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 1:50pm

If my death should come in Fall
when harvest jewels fall from trees
know this season meant the most of all
and that my soul’s at last at ease.

Wait!

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 3:40pm

# 2

The pitter-pat against the panes,
the hearty kiss of Father Wind,
not a leaf remains
as Winter shuts us in.

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2000
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 10:17pm

Pat;

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2000
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 10:20pm

"pitter-pat against the panes"

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Thu, 11-18-2010 - 7:11am

No, not frozen, just monsoon-ish.

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens

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