Poetry challenge Quatern: the entries

I was surprised and pleased to see how many of you got the bit between your teeth and had a go at this one. Some great poems came out of it. Here they are, in order of reception.

First in was Ken with a very apposite poem for me, given the quantity of water that’s dropped out of the sky and lashed our coastline in the last few days. It’s a global warning too.

No Mercy | rivrvlogr


Peter’s poem is also appropriate for those of us who have experienced a chagrin this month.



A lovely, happy poem from Kat Myrman. With a granddaughter like that who wouldn’t smile?

Zoe | like mercury colliding…


Carol, the writer’s dream sent in this one. Another tender poem complete with a rhyme scheme.

Tenderness | WritersDream9


Kerfe sent this colourful poem. The repetition of the refrain line suits the geometric image very well, I think.

Nine Squares (for Ellsworth Kelly) | method two madness


Doug’s grim, but very effective poem.

Tomorrow | Elusive Trope


A first time entry from Crow. Another grim poem, with a very unsettling shift in the last line.

Poem 20160109 | Caw!


Back to the sunshine with this rather ethereal poem from Janice

Let’s fly around the sun again–a quatern | Ontheland


And a beautifully painted floral seascape from Kim to end with!

The Seafarer’s Garden | writing in north norfolk

There’s always one, isn’t there, who sends in a poem just after you think the list is complete? A final (maybe) dramatic entry from Jennifer.

Cabin Fever | Graceful Press Poetry


As a bonus, Carolyn sent in a belated tritina which I’ll post here. Thanks for sending it, Carolyn, it’s a lovely one.

Tritina first attempt | Reviews & Recommendations


Thank you all for playing the game. This week’s challenge will be posted tomorrow. See you then 🙂


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

2 thoughts on “Poetry challenge Quatern: the entries”

  1. Thank you for including my tardy piece. 🙂 I kept thinking I would write one all week, but the words were not cooperating.

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