Poems With Quatrains

29 Examples Of Poems With Quatrains (Stanzas Have 4 Lines)

Collection of poems written with stanzas that have four lines. Stanzas of 4 lines are called Quatrains. A stanza in poetry is a group of lines usually separated by a blank line. Stanzas of 4 lines are called Quatrains from the French word quatre meaning four.

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  1. When You Are Old

    in Famous Sad Love Poems

    When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
    And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
    And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
    Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

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  2. My Soulmate

    Heartache Of Losing A Loved One

    in Wife Death Poems

    I still say I Love You,
    But now there's no reply.
    I always feel your presence
    As if you never left my side.

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    I understand exactly how you feel and what you are saying. I lost my wife of 40 years 7 months ago (at the age of 56) to the same sickness. I miss her so much. We were so close. I talk to her...

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  3. If You See My Dad In Heaven

    Memorial Poem For Dad

    in Spiritual Poems about Death

    If you see my dad in Heaven
    He won't be hard to find.
    He'll be the one to greet you first,
    For he's a one-of-a-kind.

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    I've been searching for a poem that would speak to me, and this one did it. I started to cry the moment I began to read it because it describes my stepdad so well who also passed away in...

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  4. Mask

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

    in Alone Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Picture

    I was once sad and lonely,
    Having nobody to comfort me,
    So I wore a mask that always smiled,
    To hide my feelings behind a lie.

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    I know you don't know me, but I want you to know I care about you and what you are going through. I know how bad bullying can be, and I also know how dear a Gran can be. Mine won't be with us...

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  5. My Mask

    Poem About Hiding The Truth From People

    in Alone Poems

    My smile hides my tears.
    My laugh hides my screams.
    It's been this way for years.
    Things aren't as they seem.

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    Mike, I've never ever written a reply to anyone here before, but when I read about you, I had to. Don't ever think there's nothing interesting about you. Your story made you who you are...

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  7. A Psalm Of Life

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
    Life is but an empty dream!—
    For the soul is dead that slumbers,
    And things are not what they seem.

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    My deceased husband introduced me to this poem 55 years ago, and I've always considered it a great gift.

  8. Friend

    Poem Thanking A Friend For Support

    in Thank You Friend Poems

    You're a very special person.
    I'm glad that you're my friend,
    For when I need a little advice,
    You always have some to lend.

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    Thank you so much for this beautiful poem. I love it. I can appreciate my friend too. We have been friends for a while now, like 4 years. It hasn't been easy, but all I can say about...

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  9. Bonds Of Friendship

    • By Craig Burkholder
    • Published: January 2014
    Poem About Reuniting With Best Friend

    in Special Friend Poems

    From the day that I first knew you,
    Your heart was pure and kind;
    Your smile was sweet and innocent,
    Your wit was well refined.

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    • Poem of the Day
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    By reading this poem, I was reminded of a time in the past when time and circumstances created a situation where we had to move away from all of the wonderful friends I had made and back to...

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  10. The Life Of A Cupcake

    • By Shelby Greer
    • Published: May 2014
    Poem Told From The Perspective Of A Cupcake

    in Rhyming Poems

    They put me in the oven to bake.
    Me, a deprived and miserable cake.
    Feeling the heat, I started to bubble.
    Watching the others, I knew I was in trouble.

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    I love this poem so much, I love to bake!! This poem is my top favorite to read and laugh for. Thank you so much for this wonderful and delicious poem. Hahaha.

  11. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening

    in Famous Nature Poems

    Whose woods these are I think I know.
    His house is in the village though;
    He will not see me stopping here
    To watch his woods fill up with snow.

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    • Rating 4.34
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    Anyone familiar with a wooded snowy vista would certainly be reminded of this poem as I did after being introduced to the writings many years ago in school. Many years have passed since its...

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  12. How Can I Forget?

    • By Jason
    • Published: January 2009

    in Betrayal Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    That very first day that we met,
    It's a feeling I'll never forget.
    All the experiences that we've shared,
    I knew right away that you were rare.

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    I was married for 10 years. My whole world had shattered when I turned 30 years old. My husband did not cheat on me, but he called the police on me because he didn't want to argue or talk to...

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  13. The Soul Print

    • By Scott Mcintire
    • Published: July 2015
    Poem About Peaceful Places

    in Spiritual Poems about Nature

    Sitting in peaceful places
    Upon Nature's natural faces
    Silent sounds of the River's rushing
    The Wind with the Trees harmoniously brushing

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  14. In Good Time...

    A Poem About Waiting Well

    in Hope Poems

    Life can seem an endless maze,
    The twists and turns, lulls and delays,
    But things always fall into place...
    In good time.

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  15. Dreams

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    Picture

    Hold fast to dreams
    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.

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  16. A Sense Of Love

    The Depth Of Your Love

    in Wife Poems

    Love is not something you see.
    It's meaning everything to me.
    It's needing to have you in my life,
    So much that I made you my wife.

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    A beautiful romantic poem, William...

    Those in love don't see love, they feel it.
    Hidden in their hearts are the secrets.
    Only they know what lights their fire,
    The mystic magic of...

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  17. Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    "Hope" is the thing with feathers -
    That perches in the soul -
    And sings the tune without the words -
    And never stops - at all -

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    I recited this poem in grade six and it has been an inspiration for me ever since. Wonderful work!

  18. When The World Turned Upside Down

    • By Margaret A. Savage
    • Published: February 2017

    in Funny Poems for Kids

    The day when the world
    turned upside down:
    when a frown became a smile
    and a smile became a frown.

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    Thank you - I do enjoy writing poems for children and have only been doing it seriously for a couple of years - so it's nice to get feedback.
    Margie

  19. Wind On The Hill

    in Famous Children Poems

    No one can tell me,
    Nobody knows,
    Where the wind comes from,
    Where the wind goes.

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    Yes, I absolutely love this poem. It just reads so beautifully and really grabs you as soon as you begin to read it. I just love anything that describes nature and weather and makes a person...

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  20. Peace

    in Famous Nature Poems

    THE steadfast coursing of the stars,
    The waves that ripple to the shore,
    The vigorous trees which year by year
    Spread upwards more and more;

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    A beautiful and inspired poem about a sometimes elusive quality that we all so much need to permeate our hearts. Maybe it has something to do with understanding and being understood and...

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  21. Rise

    I Will Rise

    in Poems about Life Struggles

    Picture

    I will rise
    After every fall.
    I will rise
    And stand tall.

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    Great poem, Sugar! My way and thoughts exactly. Faith in yourself and positive thinking are the strongest virtues we can have. That kind of thinking will control your body and heart. Good...

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  22. A Poison Tree

    in Famous Friendship Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I was angry with my friend:
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

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    • Rating 4.15
  23. Desert Places

    in Famous Nature Poems

    Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast
    In a field I looked into going past,
    And the ground almost covered smooth in snow,
    But a few weeds and stubble showing last.

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  24. The Seed-Shop

    in Famous Nature Poems

    HERE in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
    Faded as crumbled stone and shifting sand,
    Forlorn as ashes, shrivelled, scentless, dry -
    Meadows and gardens running through my hand.

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  25. The Tyger

    in Famous Nature Poems

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

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  26. Before The Ice Is In The Pools

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    Before the ice is in the pools—
    Before the skaters go,
    Or any check at nightfall
    Is tarnished by the snow—

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    • Rating 3.93
  27. A Light Exists In Spring

    in Famous Nature Poems

    A Light exists in Spring
    Not present on the Year
    At any other period --
    When March is scarcely here

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    The poem depicts supremacy of nature. Nature is beyond natural laws. It's the underlying truth that nature poets communicate to us through their writings.

  28. A Bird Came Down The Walk

    in Famous Nature Poems

    A bird came down the walk:
    He did not know I saw;
    He bit an angle-worm in halves
    And ate the fellow, raw.

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    That's just about the way nature is. I spent time outside watching all the amazing creatures, and they all have busy responsibilities to attend to, so structured to doing their purpose in...

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  29. A Narrow Fellow In The Grass

    in Famous Nature Poems

    A narrow fellow in the grass
    Occasionally rides;
    You may have met him,--did you not,
    His notice sudden is.

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  30. A Lady Who Thinks She Is Thirty

    in Famous Life Poems

    Unwillingly Miranda wakes,
    Feels the sun with terror,
    One unwilling step she takes,
    Shuddering to the mirror.

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