A to Z Challenge Poetry

#Oddquain: Rain #atozchallenge

Cold and wet
Gently falls on earth
Cleansing the world for a fresh

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (18 April 2017)


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

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

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  • Jacqui
    18 April 2017 at 7:37 am

    I like this one. Odd, innit.

  • L. Moon
    18 April 2017 at 8:00 am

    heard of it never written one tho.
    thanks for sharing another form and have fun!
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  • Rajlakshmi
    18 April 2017 at 8:10 am

    The form sounds like a Tanka, but in a different order… I love how the world looks after rain… Fresh and new.
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  • Shilpa Garg
    18 April 2017 at 10:54 am

    Lovely… especially the ‘cleansing the world for a fresh start’, part!
    Another interesting form of poetry I learnt today. Thanks Sanch!

  • Modern Gypsy
    18 April 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Beautiful! Short and sweet indeed! This poem reminded me of the smell of wet earth when it rains. 🙂
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  • Shalini
    18 April 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Loved this odd sounding name, though never heard of it. I think I am going to go through your blog next month n write a poem everyday on one style a day- hope you will come n correct them 🙂
    Very inspired by your theme Sanchie

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  • Vinodini
    18 April 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Such refreshing words to read. Glad this was the first post I read this morning. 🙂

  • Sreesha
    18 April 2017 at 2:21 pm

    It rained here last evening, and on my way home, I was thinking exactly this – as in how the trees and buildings looked fresh and clean.

  • archana
    18 April 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Had heard of cinquain. didn’t know about oddquain..odd name indeed 🙂
    I almost smelt the petrichor in your poem. Nicely done!
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  • Team MocktailMommies
    18 April 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Oddaquain, the name itself is so odd! What odd thoughts might have gone in the mind of the creator of this form to name it such a way!
    Loved the poem although.
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  • lissa
    18 April 2017 at 10:33 pm

    wonderfully written. haven’t try oddquain but it sounds like a short burst of words which I like.
    have a lovely day.

  • Shalini
    18 April 2017 at 11:26 pm

    That’s a peculiar name! 🙂 But a beautiful poem on rain!

  • Soumya
    19 April 2017 at 12:25 am

    Short and sweet! I loved this type 🙂

  • Reema D'souza
    19 April 2017 at 12:25 am

    This form is so different. I’d never heard of it. But I liked your poem. Rainy days are my favourite.

  • Toni
    19 April 2017 at 1:32 am

    Oddquain. What a challenge!

  • Kaddu
    19 April 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Oddquain. Odd it is.
    I loved your poem, but I didn’t like this form. Again, too short for me.
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