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.

full of joy
let your hair fall down
as if no one is watching
with freedom and verve
to your hearts content
just do it


a good life
be compassionate
treat everyone with respect
show charity


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