Phyquain

Form Created by John Madison Shaw, Sr., aka Arkbear on Allpoetry.

MUST have 5 Quatrains – (20 lines)
No Set Line length
No Set Meter
The Nth line of each quatrain must rhyme with each other.
Letter use restrictions.
No letter ( a ) in 1st L of each Q –
No letter ( b ) in 2nd L of each Q –
No letter ( c ) in 3rd L of each Q –
No letter ( d ) in 4th L of each Q –
ALL 1st L’s must have same end Rhyme –
ALL 2nd L’s must have same end Rhyme –
ALL 3rd L’s must have same end Rhyme –
ALL 4th L’s must have same end Rhyme –
Flow is a MUST!
Metaphors are a MUST!
Beautiful Poetic voice is a MUST!
There can be no fixed template for the form, for line length is NOT specified
Most I have seen have been pentameter or longer.
Since one can choose any line-length and meter
I have chosen Iambic tetrameter for this work.
Example Poem
Absurdlutely My Beloved    (Phyquain)
I’ll mow my way through drive-way snow
I’ll shovel  through the growing grass
I’ll throw the pigs at angry birds
or fly-fish somewhere in a blimp.
I’ll cry when comedy’s the show
and laugh at church and scratch my ass.
I’ll roller skate in buff’lo herds
I’ll teach ballooning to a shrimp.
I might return before I go,
or teach at school that has no class
or write a poem without words
or book a nun that needs a pimp.
I might invite the firefly’s glow
to brighten up each underpass
or make all homeboys into nerds.
I could teach rattlesnakes to primp.
These I might do, you’ll never know.
However you will be my lass
forever plus about two-thirds.
Always will I remain your imp.
© Lawrencealot – January 22, 2013
Since one can choose any line-length and meter
I have chosen Iambic tetrameter for this work.
Visual Template
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