Peacock – B&P Shadorma and Beyond – The Oddquain

An oddquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem with seventeen syllables in five lines: 1, 3, 5, 7, 1.
It was created by Glenda L. Hand. The oddquain may stand alone, or it may be combined / modified as follows:

Oddquain Sequences – a longer poem made of several oddquains;

Crown Oddquain – a series of five oddquains;

Reverse Oddquain – an oddquain with a reverse pattern of 1-7-5-3-1;

Oddquain Butterfly – a nine-line stanza with 1-3-5-7-1-7-5-3-1.

Kew 9

The peacock’s
On the other side
Feasibly she’s waiting there
He wants to show his feathers
Radiant coloured spots

(c) ladyleemanila 2015

For: B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond


  1. kim881 · October 10, 2015

    I haven’t come across this poetic form before. Thank you – I’ll have to give it a try.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. ladyleemanilasphotos · October 10, 2015

    it’s my first oddquain 🙂 thanks, Kim ❤


  3. georgeplace2013 · October 10, 2015

    Oh, he is such a show-off. Of course he does have feathers to be proud of. Lovely oddquain

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Paloma · October 11, 2015

    Let’s hope he finds her 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bastet · October 12, 2015

    Nicely done … and a great description of a peacock indeed! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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