Quatervois

Quatervois

A Chapter by Dr. YumnaKay
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Nabla Del (a type of concrete or shape poem)

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Quatervois

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Once, I was a lonely soul, though never alone.

 

In aequoreal waves, thoughts still swirl,

and innocent waters flow e'er so near.

Perennially ~ my veins ooze blood

as cracks in my mind reappear.

 

The light within shines new

o’er the sky’s hazy blue,

if yesteryear could be

a dream come true.

 

In my palms,

I’ll hold

you.

❣️



Nabla Del

A form created by Richard W. Jenkins © 12 Dec 2001


In the shape of an upside down (inverted) triangle, this form must be centered for full effect,

but may be aligned left when formatting will not permit center alignment.

There is no set syllable count per line, but each descending line must be reduced by (at least) two letters,

until there is one word at the bottom, and a smooth sided inverted triangle has been produced.

12 Lines total are required in the following order:

1 … Opening/Introduction Line

2 … Quatrains (4-Line verses)

1 … 3-Line Closing Verse (triplet)

Rhyme scheme is: x, xbxb, xcxc, xxx (x = no rhyme),

but (author's choice) there can be more rhymes, as long as the required minimum rhyme scheme is met.




© 2018 Dr. YumnaKay



Author's Note

Dr. YumnaKay
Quatervois - a crossroads; or a critical decision or turning point in one's life.

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Masterfully done, Doctor Yumnakay!
From picture to title and lovely presentation, your smooth design carries us through the essence of your beautifully rendered romantic poetry, to your ending heart.
You've certainly done my humble little form gracefully and perfectly … I could not have wished for a more perfect representation than this marvelous rendition from your amazingly creative imagination.
I wish I'd done this one, myself.

Thank you again, my fine, ultra-talented student, for making an olde bard's soul smile with joy … truly, I am honored! ⁓ Richard 😊

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

Your review and praise is more than what I could deserve, Richard! From the moment I read that piece.. read more
Richard

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My words are but a mere pittance of the pleasure derived from your willingness and dedication, Lady .. read more



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A wonderful poem dear friend. You create a meaningful poem to read. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

I'm glad you think so. Thank you so much for your lovely words here. Appreciated :)
a beautiful love poem the shape reminds me of a both a diamond and a tornado...sort of like what love is...

that being caught between ...the tenderness mixed with the disaster.

but well worth facing and embracing.
j.



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

Ah, love in the shape of a tornado..yes, that's how I see it too. Thank you so much for your words h.. read more
Very cool and learning from one of the best poets on this site. This read eloquently and has a razor sharp edge. It may send a few rummaging for their dictionaries!!! Great work!!!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

I came by all those words myself some days back and wanted to use them in a piece of mine so I'm gla.. read more
Masterfully done, Doctor Yumnakay!
From picture to title and lovely presentation, your smooth design carries us through the essence of your beautifully rendered romantic poetry, to your ending heart.
You've certainly done my humble little form gracefully and perfectly … I could not have wished for a more perfect representation than this marvelous rendition from your amazingly creative imagination.
I wish I'd done this one, myself.

Thank you again, my fine, ultra-talented student, for making an olde bard's soul smile with joy … truly, I am honored! ⁓ Richard 😊

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

Your review and praise is more than what I could deserve, Richard! From the moment I read that piece.. read more
Richard

2 Months Ago

My words are but a mere pittance of the pleasure derived from your willingness and dedication, Lady .. read more
Not only is this visually pleasing it is highly creative and the language you have used delightful. Looks as though much effort went into the creation of this little gem Dr Y.

Chris

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

I was more taken with the word "Quatervois" and wanted to convey that feeling without using that wor.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Months Ago

To me it looked like a lot of hard work was involved and I tried to think how I would approach it. G.. read more
Your creativity never ceases to amaze and attract me... I often feel transported into the abstract being of energy flow within these bedazzling writes.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dr. YumnaKay

2 Months Ago

Ah, I'm always humbled by your words on my snippets, Queenie. Thank you so much for appreciating thi.. read more

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