Having thought his life, the poet wrote about 300 poems, including ghazals, qasidas ("lyrics"), and rubais ("quatrains
We know that Bergerson must have used something like this technique to build his lone explicit RETEP verse ("Rail at natal bosh ...") because only half of that quatrain
is cited in Borgmann's 1965 book Language on Vacation--Bergerson had evidently not yet composed the other half.
Both poems start the first quatrain
with a "When ..." adverbial clause of time, and both start the second quatrain
with another "When ..." adverbial clause of time:
, whether the shift is contrastive in mood or temporal
(1) Among them the quatrain
is the shortest, the only one where Machado resorts to a closed stanzaic form, and the only one with consonantal rhyme.
The second quatrain
pursues with the DIVIDED SELF explicitly introduced at the end of the first quatrain
("We open with a vibrant sound the window"; l.5).
will premiere on April 24 at the Crescent Theatre as part of International Dance Festival Birmingham.
(52) By suggesting imprisonment under the sky, this quatrain
asserts an impermeable boundary between the world and what may lie beyond.
First he selected the confining and highly structured poetic form of the quatrain
, with its four-line stanzas and AABB, ABAB, or ABBA rhyming schemes.
The qualities that mark it as an accessible, memorable oral form--story; song-like structures (the quatrain
, familiar rhyme schemes, short, jaunty lines); a predominance of end-stopped lines; colloquial language; dialogue; representative characters; minimal, straightforward imagery--certainly suited Brooks's plan for her new black poetry.
This first quatrain
has some alliteration--hills and huge; -mong, meteorite, and moss, for example--and some off-rhymes, such as wind, rain, con- of contours, and stone.
An ancient artifact inscribed with an 11th-Century Persian poet's quatrain
was listed by the New York-based Archeology Magazine as one of the most exciting discoveries of 2009.