10-line Poem Challenge #22: Mirror Oddquain

a new challenge 🙂

Dark Side of the Moon

Last week we studied the Mirror Cinquain. So based upon what you know about the cinquain, and about mirrors, what do you suppose a Mirror Oddquain looks like?

You may remember that a Cinquain has a syllabic count of 2-4-6-8-2. Well, an Oddquain has a similar structure, only there is an odd number of syllables on each line. Thus, the Oddquain is formed with 1-3-5-7-1 syllables. You may thank Glenda L. Hand for this form.

The Oddquain may have several variations.

  1. Oddquain Sequence — a poem made up of 2 or more Oddquain stanzas
  2. Crown Oddquain — a 5-stanza Oddquain sequence
  3. Reverse Oddquain — a 5-line poem with line lengths of 1-7-5-3-1 syllables
  4. Mirror Oddquain — a 2-stanza Oddquain sequence, where the second is reversed
  5. Oddquain Butterfly — a “Merged Mirror Oddquain,” where the two stanzas of the Mirror Oddquain are merged together and one of the middle 1-syllable lines…

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