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March Contest

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Start/end date: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 to Sunday, March 22, 2015
Contest description: 

Description: Write a Quatern about anything you wish

A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain.The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, the third line of stanza three, and the fourth line of stanza four.

A quatern has eight syllables per line.It does not have to be Iambic or follow
a set rhyme scheme.

line 1
line2
line3
line 4

line 1
line2 (line1)
line 3
line 4

line 1
line 2
line 3 (line 1)
line 4

line 1
line2
line 3
line 4 (line1)

Example :
True Love, Redefined

One day she hopes true love to find,
One soul, one mind, two hearts entwined;
Somewhere out there's the perfect guy,
For Youth has set her standards high.

He must be rich, handsome, refined,
One day she hopes true love to find,
Yet no one seems to measure up
And disappointment fills her cup.

The years go by, her nights grow long,
Her aging voice sings sorrow's song,
One day she hopes true love to find,
Her definition's redefined;

Simply a plain and faithful friend
To see her to life's journey's end;
For though her face with age be lined
One day she hopes true love to find.

Sponsor(s):Neopoet
Judge(s):anonymous

Objectives: To have fun and maybe try something new

Subject matter:A French Quatern

How Judged: The contest for tech reasons is posted as by scribbler with a co-editor. But the judge is actually neither

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