PANTOUM… day 13


A slow awakening this a.m.  Definitely a sippy the coffee… more like chug it…lol.  On my ‘Soul Pilgrimage’, I have been given a prompt to do.  I like prompts and this one is especially appealing.

For those of you that like a prompt I invite you to try this one.   The form of this poem is called a Pantoum.  It comes from Malysia. It follows this form…”The modern pantoum is a poem of any length, composed of four-line stanzas in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a pantoum is often the same as the first.”

 Start with “I.. (connect with an essential word – what are you feeling, experiencing?) 

Start with “I.. (where are you) 

Start with “I.. (what do you see) 

What happens? 

Repeat line 2 

Write an emotional reaction to former sentence 

Repeat line 4 

Write a reaction to line 7 

Repeat line 6 

Write an emotional reaction to the former sentence 

Repeat line 8 

Write a reaction, a comment on the former sentence 

Repeat line 10 

Write an emotional reaction on the former sentence 

Repeat line 12 

Write a reaction, a comment on the former sentence 

Repeat line 14 

Repeat line 3 

Repeat line 16 

Repeat line 1 

 

I am change unfolding

I am here and now

I see with heart open

I birth myself into life, death… again

I am here and now

I try not to hold my breath

I birth myself into life, death…again

Fear is my ally 

I try not hold my breath

I gasp my way back to my center

Fear is my ally

I sing my terror a lullaby

I gasp my way back to my center

I am breath’s way home

I sing my terror a lullaby

Love is all there is

I am breath’s way home

I see with heart open

Love is all there is

I am change unfolding

 

I loved doing this… 

 

 

 

 

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5 responses to “PANTOUM… day 13

  1. Kate H2O

    Cool! I love the poem. Gonna try it, too.

    Like

  2. Cate

    Nicely done!!!

    Like

  3. Linda C

    Wonderful construct, wonderful poem!

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