Saturday, April 19, 2014

Life's Jigsaw - Quatrains and Quindecasyllabic

Life is like a jigsaw puzzle. Each little piece is an aspect of our journey through it. And when at last we find that last piece and fit it into place, we eventually see the meaning of this life.


UBC Day 19
The Q Piece - Quatrains and Quindecasyllabic


Having embraced the Universe's flow by paddling downstream
I also need to fearlessly take all that it throws my way
And believe whatever occurs is part of a greater dream
A greater purpose that is all part of the Lord's Divine play

Perhaps I must learn to live in solitude and contemplate
Perhaps I need to quiet the heart and mind to seek my soul
For connecting with Divinity to discover my fate
Is best done in solitude and silence with surrendered whole

Quatrain =  A quatrain is a stanza with four lines and a rhyme scheme. While a quatrain is only one verse, a quatrain poem can contain any number of quatrains (including one). definition from wiki how.

Quindecasyllabic = containing 15 syllables. (each of my lines has 15 syllables)


Some years ago I suddenly started writing poetry. The words just tumbled into my head. A year ago I started my poetry blog Reflections of my soul where I pen my poems, mostly with a spiritual twist.

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy ~ Rumi


Somehow I think I am meant to write poetry for not only does it bring me great joy but I feel that river move in me.


May you find that river move in you too.


Written for: A to Z Challenge and The Ultimate Blogging Challenge


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42 comments:

  1. I had never heard of that kind of poetry. Loved your poem contemplating life and your place in the scheme of things. ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Glad you liked it.

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  2. Loved the first line...indeed it's a jigsaw puzzle and we don't see the big picture now! One day we will! Never heard of these words! Nice read!

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    1. Thanks Danny. Glad you liked it.

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  3. Meaningful quatrains. Whatever the form, poetry is beautiful form of expression.

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    1. Sure is Janu and my favourite form of expression. There's something about poetry that thrills the heart.

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  4. Suzy...beautiful! Loved every word of this!

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    1. Thanks Aditi. Glad you liked it.

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  5. U R a good poet and thanks for describing what Quindecasyllabic and Quatrain mean :) I didnt know both those words before this post

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  6. "A greater purpose that is all part of the Lord's Divine play" - love this line...have always loved this idea of Divine Play of the Lord - Lila as we call it in India. I am happy to discover your poetry blog, will check it out soon. thanks for sharing this beautiful poem here. Really nice.

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    1. Thanks Beloo. Glad you liked it.

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  7. The jigsaw puzzle of life continues 'til the day you die. We never stop learning and growing. Lovely poem. Visiting from UBC,

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    1. Thanks Francene. Life unfolds one piece at a time.

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  8. Suzy love the entire post and esp the last line of your quatrain- ...is best done in solitude and silence and surrendered whole :) and Rumi's line is divine...your poetry moves the river in you - I understand that coz poetry does similar things to me too :)

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    1. Thanks Sunila. Glad poetry moves you too.

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  9. I wrote quatrain too... I agree with your words. Solitude and silence is all that I long for. Even when I am alone the mind keeps buzzing... Sometimes I wish I could put it on mute. :)

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    1. Thanks Rajlakshmi. Loved your quatrain and your theme - so many interesting poetry forms. Thanks for visiting.

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  10. I am always in awe of people who can write poetry, for I can never write any! May your river continue to flow with full strength!

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    1. Thanks Ghata. Wish you the same. Thanks for visiting.

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  11. Beautifully done, Suzy. This is truly going with the flow - of Love!

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    1. Thanks Corinne. I am really going with the flow with this theme - thankfully the Universe guides.

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  12. Hello there I love poetry and have tried free verse? I am not sure of the right name but i also tried haiku and haiburn? i think that is how one spells it, i havnt heard of the type you mention, I honestly find it all very confusing but somehow this draws me more to want to try it, hehe. Also saying hello from another a-z blogger, how are you finding it, i cant believe it is nearly over :-(

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    1. Thanks Justine. I enjoy haiku too. Poetry for me is the most beautiful form of written expression. Would love to read some of yours. Thanks so much for visiting. I am enjoying the challenge though some days it truly taxes the brain.

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  13. Lovely poem, Suzy. I always like your spiritual take on things. Interesting format, too. I must admit I thought about doing a quatrain today, too, but opted for a nutty story combining the challenge for 100 words on a Saturday since Corinne made those Q words as well.

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/04/q-is-for-quill-and-quite-quietly.html

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Poetry is so much fun and such a beautiful written form. Loved your Quill story.

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  14. "whatever occurs is part of a greater dream", indeed.. beautiful poem, Suzy.. :) Quatrain is a new term for me, though I think I may have penned a few poems that fall under that category..

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    1. Thanks Vaisakh. I first heard the quatrain when I started reading Rumi's poem. Glad you liked mine.

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  15. Thanks for the refresher course in poetry (not my strong suit, but I dabble). Lovely poem!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. glad you liked it.

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  16. I love the quotes from Rumi that you select. I hadn't heard of this poetry.. A first for me.

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    1. Thanks Tulika. Actually I first heard of quatrains when I started reading Rumi. His quatrains are so beautiful.

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  17. That's a beautiful quatrain, Suzy. My understanding of poetry is restricted to very straight forward ones. :) Bit of a twist and I am hopelessly lost trying to understand what it is all about :)

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    1. Thanks Prathima. I try to keep my poems simple. Sometimes when I read poems the brows join together quizzically with a what? escaping my lips. So true that some poems just make no sense at all.

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  18. I think everything you write has poetic undertone to it and that's why people keep coming back to read your posts...I have only begun dabbling in poetry for a year or so but I think it is really sedating and helps in relaxing...

    R for Ready-Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Oh Thanks Naba. that's so sweet. Agree poetry is so relaxing and calming.

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  19. That was a good one, Suzy and thanks for sharing about Quatrains and Quindecasyllabic poems. Got to know about them today :D

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    1. Thanks Shilpa. I'm not sure quindecasyllabic is a poetry form - just something I wanted to do.

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