NAPOWRIMO DAY #6
Write a 16 line pantoum whose opening line (and hence ending line) contains a concrete image.
The pantoum is a form of poetry similar to a villanelle in that there are repeating lines throughout the poem. It is composed of a series of quatrains. Ideally, the meaning of the lines shifts when they are repeated although the words remain exactly the same: this can be done by shifting punctuation, punning, or simply recontextualizing.
The pantoum “recipe” is as follows:
Stanza 1 A B C D
Stanza 2 B E D F
Stanza 3 E G F H
Stanza 4 G C I A
Each letter represents a line of the poem. So your opening line will be the same as your closing line, etc.
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