Thursday, January 26, 2012

Quatern...Tonight


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Then let the darkness steal the day
And let it cover up the sky
Darling, it cannot steal away
Love’s timeless sparkle in your eye

Oh, let it lean against the hour
Then let the darkness steal the day
For it does not have the power
To steal our memories away

Then let it swallow up life’s fray
Or spew the stars like silver froth
Then let the darkness steal the day
For it cocoons a golden moth

Darling, we will not haste tonight
Tomorrow, let then come what may
The darkness holds its own delight
Then let the darkness steal the day

Janet~


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 revolves to 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 usually has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic, or follow a specific rhyme scheme.

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