I’m taking a prompt from my Creativity Coach teacher, Jill Badonsky, and using it this morning.  Stirring my pot up a little.  AND… coupled with this prompt I am going to try and write a poetry form called Quatern.

“As the name might suggest this form consists of four, four line stanzas. As is typical of French forms there is a Refrain, but what is unusual is that there is no rhyme sequence specified.

As is normal with French poetry it consists of eight syllable lines with no meter specified.

The Refrain is the first line of the first stanza, which becomes the second line of the second stanza, the third line of the third stanza and finally the last line of the last stanza.”

And… Here it is.

“The girl on the roof…”


The girl on the roof sees heaven

Hair a riot of Autumn Spice

Twirls around her naked body

In a dance of wind and season


Tremble of energy shivers

The girl on the roof sees heaven

There is no more for her waiting

She gives herself to her story


Her eyes are orbs of golden Sun

Rays of Light caress her choices

The girl on the roof sees heaven

Perfect the time for her giving


In a riot of swirling spice

Naked last to her final breath

She gives her flight off times last edge

The girl on the roof sees heaven




This was a really enjoyable form to write.  FYI.  have a peace full day.




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4 responses to “THE GIRL ON THE ROOF

  1. Linda Chapman

    Very nicely done!!


  2. Patricia Ramsay

    I really like the way it flows along. Nice anticipation of how the line would repeat.


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