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Quadrilew
Little Poems
: Hawk Eyes by Treischel



A Hawk can see for miles.
See it in his eyes.
They top his hunting wiles,
being sharp and wise.

See it in his eyes.
That stare fiercely beguiles,
as chances arise
to hunt prey in the isles.

That stare fiercely beguiles.
It hides a surprise
of life's testing trials,
where the loser dies.

It hides a surprise.
There are no denials.
Prey caution applies.
A Hawk can see for miles.



Author Notes
I said it ALL. This is a Red-tailed Hawk.

This poem is a Quadrilew.
Created by C. G. V. Lewis, the Quadrilew is a form of quatrain poem of at least 4 stanzas, with an abab rhyming scheme, repeating lines, and containing an alternating syllable structure.

In the first verse, the poet may either start with a five or six syllable line. If the choice is five then the 'sounding' syllable count is (and opposite if the count is six):

VERSE ONE,
Line 1, 5 syllables.
Line 2, 6 syllables.
Line 3, 5 syllables.
Line 4, 6 syllables.

VERSE TWO,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 2 of the FIRST verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

VERSE THREE,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 3 of the first verse) has 5 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 6 syllables.

VERSE FOUR,
Line 1, (which is a REPEAT of line 4 of the first verse) has 6 syllables.
Line 2 new line of 5 syllables.
Line 3 new line of 6 syllables.
Line 4 new line of 5 syllables.

If the first line of verse one has 6 syllables then the pattern is
Verse 1, 6565,
Verse 2, 5656,
Verse 3, 6565,
Verse 4 5656: (the rhyme pattern still being abab.)

This picture was taken by the author himself on August 28, 2015.

     

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