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Pantoum Poem

by • May 25, 2009 • About me, Family Poems, Pantoum Poem, Poetry WorkshopComments (5)3096

Pantoum Poem

Pantoum Poem – Poetry Form

A pantoum is a form of a poem with a quatrain form consisting of repetitive lines. The structure of a number of strophe rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain reappear as the first and third lines in the achieving quatrain it is a poem of any length. The structure of four-line stanzas rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain reappear as the first and third lines in the achieving quatrain; each quatrain represents a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The last line of a poem is often the same as the first line.

Pantoum poem example

I felt spoiled rotten!

As I wake up in the morning
My turtle eating food
My mum cleaning
My dad in a mood

My turtle eating food
Bewildered and curious
My dad was in a mood
At my sister who was furious

Bewildered and curious
That’s how I was feeling
At my sister that was furious
While her things I was stealing

That’s how I was feeling
My brother started to moan
While her things I was stealing
Because he had bought me my own

My brother started to moan
I felt guilty and spoiled rotten
Because he had bought me my own
Comforted me like cotton

I felt guilty and spoiled rotten
My mum cleaning
Comforted me like cotton
As I wake up in the morning

© 2009 Marinela Reka

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5 Responses to Pantoum Poem

  1. JaneRadriges says:

    The poem is very good,I enjoyed reading.Write please more 🙂

  2. Marinela says:

    Hi JaneRadriges – thank you for your very kind comments, I always appreciate your kind words and taking the time to read my poems 🙂

  3. Sheila Moore says:

    thanks for your visit, Marinela. I enjoyed your pantoum as well. It is a very clear and real glimpse into a typical family’s morning – sounds like my home 🙂

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