Originally posted 24/01/12, we are posting it again & will do so every day until the challenge ends(13/02) so that as many members as possible might see it:)

Writing challenge(current number of contributions: 6!Join us:)


• Write a modern pantoum

What Is A Modern Pantoum?

Four-line stanzas. Lines 2 & 4 of the first stanza are used as lines 1 & 3 on the second stanza. Usually the paired lines are also rhymed. The last line of a pantoum is often(not always) the same as the first. The lines may be of any length, and the poem can go on for an indefinite number of stanzas.

As always, this friendly challenge(not contest) is open to all members of PoetBay. Feel welcome to contribute, inspire us while you hone your poetic skills! Co - writing with another poetbay member is a welcomed possibility.

Please indicate in your posts that your poems are contributions to this challenge by including the following "Pantoum challenge" or "Current challenge" in your titles. We will as usual, collect them all and post them together (here) after the challenge ends(13/02).


Let's see what we can do!


If you want to learn more about this poetic form visit:

www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5786 poetry.about.com/od/poeticforms/g/pantoum.htm

Two good examples of the pantoum are

Carolyn Kizer’s Parent's Pantoum:

Evening Harmony By Charles Baudelaire







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Written on 2012-01-26 at 07:42

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