Oddquain, invented by Glenda L. Hand, is a 5-line, usually non-rhyming, poem consisting of 17 total syllables. The syllabic structure is 1-3-5-7-1.

There are several variations of the oddquain. The links below describe those in greater detail:

Oddquain Sequence

Crown Oddquain

Reverse Oddquain

Mirror Oddquain

Oddquain Butterfly


Each link below is a separate example of a basic oddquain poem:

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