For it is gone

Treasure the past for it is gone
A new day is here at its dawn
Fond memories instill the peace
Of those times, wished never to cease

New ways all must now ever don
Treasure the past for it is gone
Changes happen, new ways have come
Old ways remembered just by some

New ideas lead all down the path
Regardless of the risen wrath
Treasure the past for it is gone
The motion set, the sword is drawn
With determination they go
Before long in time they will know
To memories the heart does fawn
Treasure the past for it is gone

A Quatern is a sixteen line French form composed of four quatrains. It is similar to the Kyrielle and the Retourne. It has a refrain that is in a different place in each quatrain. The first line of stanza one is the second line of stanza two, third line of stanza three, and fourth line of stanza four. A quatern has eight syllables per line. It does not have to be iambic or follow a set rhyme scheme. line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 line 5 line 6 (line 1) line 7 line 8 line 9 line 10 line 11 (line 1) line 12 line 13 line 14 line 15 line 16 (line 1)
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