Posted by: Jonathan Caswell | October 10, 2013

No One Else: A Quatern and Challenge


SOMETHING NEW (OR OLD!) TO TRY!!! —Jonathan Caswell

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No One Else

When sheltered by the gracious skies,
The world around us melts away.
The stars that shine into our eyes
Reflect the light of buried day.

We disappear into the night
When sheltered by the gracious skies,
The moon an arching hue of white
Embraced by black in breathless rise.

We cannot hear the hateful cries
That sting our ears and pierce us through;
When sheltered by the gracious skies,
There’s no one else but me and you.

A secret world for us awaits
Where we are free from all disguise;
Acceptance found, fear dissipates
When sheltered by the gracious skies.

The Challenge

Instructions on writing a quatern:

  1. There are a total of 16 lines with four 4-line stanzas (quatrains).
  2. There are 8 syllables per line.
  3. The repeating line (refrain) occurs 4 times, in lines 1, 6,  11,  and 16.
  4. It does not have to rhyme.
  5. If you choose…

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