∼ Loving every crazy minute, in love with just being alive, Inhaling destiny choosing meaning defying obstacles. No euphoric trumpet call when Loving every crazy minute. Don't forsake shadowy darkness, embrace tears of joy and sorrow. Daring to trudge muddy trails and even when sickness brushes by Loving every crazy minute, Embracing a quiet rhythm. Take long deep sips of renewal Surrender, let go of control, Whatever may happen is life Loving every crazy minute. ∼
This poem is a second quatern in response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge #12. The refrain in this poem is inspired by Jack Kerouac’s words: ‘Be in love with your life. Every minute of it’. As I shared in an earlier post, these words are inscribed on the front of a journal I recently received as a gift.
Jane Dougherty’s guidelines for writing a quatern for this challenge are quoted below. Please follow the challenge link above to read her quatern and to find links to other responses to the challenge.
A quatern, if you didn’t already know is a poem of sixteen lines divided into four stanzas with a refrain that changes place in each stanza . The only other rules are:
Each line must have eight syllables
The first line (the refrain) becomes the second line of the second stanza, third line of the third and last line of the completed poem.
There are no restrictions on rhyme or metre…
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