PANTOUM for a Full Moon


COFffeeee… aaaah.  Here it is, the ending of the month, the full moon dwindles away to find her return in another 28 days or so, the sun rises for the blue sky’s opening, and I ponder the day.

The moon reminds me of my fullness.  It was in Libra, which I then imagine the balance of my emotions; how I feel and think with the pushing of other peoples need to find balance or not for themselves.  The thing for me to remember is that I can not balance anyone else’s experience of the world around them.  I can only attend to mine and let go of any reaction to outburst  that sets the stage for reaction, that sets the stage for conflict.  Defensiveness lead to more defensiveness.  Breatheeeee and let it go.  If it’s important, I will attend to it after emotions cool and balance resets.

Today… A Pantoum.  I love the style of this poem.  I left you with the journey of it at the end of mine.  give it a try, it has a surprising magical-ness to it that  I enjoy in the writing and enjoy in the first read when I’m done.

I invite you, should you try this simple form, to not think/feel to hard about it or do any editing.  See what happens

full moon on the Dease

full moon on the Dease

 

I let the fullness of balance fill me

Expanding into the flow of the day

Sun gives rise in the blue of the sky

I get to rather than have to

 

Expanding into the flow of the day

Feeling the view of what I see in beauty

I get to rather than have to

Changes the perspective of doing

 

Feeling the view of what I see in beauty

Life’s camera clicks the moments

Changes the perspective of doing

Gives radiance in the gloom

 

LIfe’s camera clicks the moments

No need to linger in the panorama

Gives radiance in the gloom

What’s past gives way to what’s next

 

No need to linger in the panorama

Sun gives rise in the blue of the sky

What’s past gives way to what’s next

I let the fullness of balance fill me

 

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One way to write a Pantoum.

 

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

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