Poetry Friday: Playing with Pantoums

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Poetry Friday is held at Mary Lee’s A Year of Reading.

Over at Deowriter, I wrote a poem about the moonrise. This week I have been rewriting some earlier poems into pantoums.

we waited for moonrise atop the roof
while the beets grew lesser moons below
in the garden soil we forgot to plow
stars flickered as we tried remembering

while the beets grew lesser moons below
And voles munched on tomato roots
stars flickered as we tried remembering
constellations as slugs harvested garden greens

And voles munched on tomato roots
we sang songs and counted
constellations as slugs harvested garden greens
shooting stars lit up the night sky

we sang songs and counted
in the garden soil we forgot to plow
shooting stars lit up the night sky
we waited for moonrise atop the roof

Beginning April 1, Thirty Days of Student Poetry will be featured on this blog for National Poetry Week.

Happy Friday.
Happy poetry.

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12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Playing with Pantoums

  1. Jone – pantoums are so difficult but so beautiful as well. I’m entranced by them as well.”We waited for moonrise atop the room” – a gorgeous line!

  2. Just lovely, Jone, especially the first two lines:
    we waited for moonrise atop the roof
    while the beets grew lesser moons below
    …such a dreamy poem full of mystery. Just lovely!

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