Poetry Thursday–Pantoums

This is a thing I’m going to do every week on Thursdays.  I apologize for the lack of alliteration in my themed day, but there really isn’t much I can do.

A Brief Description of Pantoums for your Educational Purposes:

A pantoum is a type of poetry that repeats each line twice.  Each stanza is four lines, with the rhymes ABAB or BABA for each one.  The way the lines repeat is in a specific order.  The second line of one stanza becomes the first line of the next, and the fourth line of one stanza becomes the third line of the next.  The last stanza uses the second and fourth line of the previous stanza as its first and third, then takes the third and first line of the first stanza for its second and last line.  A short example of the way likes repeat would look like this:

1234, 2546, 5768, 7381–with the lines 1, 3, 5, and 6 having an A rhyme and lines 2, 4, 7, and 8 having a B rhyme.

Anyhoo, here’s the example of pantoums I’ve written for all of you lovely humans that decided to read this.

 

 

Untitled Pantoum

 

I wasn’t ready to fall in love yet,

To see the look in your eyes,

Too blue to be real, burning like a cigarette

Under stormy gone baby blue skies.

 

To see the look in your eyes,

It calms me even when upset

Under stormy gone baby blue skies,

I find reason I won’t soon forget.

 

It calms me even when upset

To be with you, watching the sunrise.

I find reasons I won’t soon forget,

And I’m sure you do likewise.

 

To be with you, watching the sunrise,

Watching the colors come alive in a cold sweat,

And I’m sure you do likewise

While together we develop better mindsets.

 

Watching the colors come alive in a cold sweat,

The sky, much like you, I can’t help but memorize.

While together we develop better mindsets,

The bad parts of us fade away and die.

 

The sky, much like you, I can’t help but memorize.

Too blue to be real, burning like a cigarette.

The bad parts of us fade away and die

I wasn’t ready to fall in love yet.

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