O: Oddquain


An Oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of seventeen syllables distributed 1, 3, 5, 7, 1in five lines, developed by Glenda L. Hand.



no more tears

in the looking glass

all you need is to be you.


7 Comments Add yours

  1. CRD says:

    I think this one lacked the punch that most of your poems otherwise have, I don’t blame you, this a really tough format, which requires you to make an impact in very limited words, and that too in a fixed pattern.


    1. ipsyb says:

      You know, I agree with you too. Lack of time and travel has something to do with it. Almost backed out but then thought it’s better than no poem at all! Thanks for pointing it out.


  2. so much in so few words. powerful!

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  3. meloheart says:

    Thanks for the information and in a little piece , you poured a lot

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ipsyb says:

      Thanks! 🙂


      1. meloheart says:

        You’re welcome

        Liked by 1 person

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