Q is for QUA8RO and Quinzaine

I am participating in the A to Z Challenge this month, and today's letter is Q.
I have spent the past year-ish taking pictures of Maine vanity plates when I saw them.  I am writing a poem for each one, and this year the poem form begins with the same letter.
I only found one vanity plate for this one!  Surprise, surprise!  Q is not one of those popular letters, I guess.

I wrote a Quinzaine for this one.
A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables in three lines with the syllable distribution of 7/5/3.  The first line is a statement and the next two lines ask a question relating to the first line.


One and two and three and four.
Strumming on guitar?
Or counting?

by Donna JT Smith,  ©2018


Quatro = four in Spanish
Quatro = a small guitar with four or five strings or pairs of strings, used in Latin American and Caribbean music.

Rrrrrr be next!


  1. I love it! I always want to meet the people whose license plate you feature. And I always enjoy your poetry. Melanie's Stories

  2. Great license plate for your Q entry. I knew the Spanish definition of quatro but not that it was also an instrument. Nice way to work them both into your poem. Weekends In Maine

  3. Wonderful poem! I love this pattern.
    Jui Positive Cookies


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