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A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme.

She sinks into oblivion
Each instance his name is spoken
It hearkens back to time of sun
When her heart had first awoken
Then put to sleep at his cruel hand
She sinks into oblivion
Too soon ’twas winter on the land
Where now she dwells in Stygia
Heart of midnight obsidian
No more on earthly realm does dwell
She sinks into oblivion
Assignation with reaper’s knell
In her blue velvet he loved well
Sips tea, ricin valerian
A tender smile plays round her lips
She sinks into oblivion

word of the day challenge — oblivion

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