Celebration of Forms! April 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014
For April, please submit your best pantoum! I know, I know, this is a big challenge, but we're celebrating forms! A pantoum is a complicated form that takes a bit of thought to achieve. Basically, you write a 4-line stanza. The 2nd and 4th lines of the 1st stanza become the 1st and 3rd lines of the 2nd stanza. The 2nd and 4th lines of the 2nd stanza become the 1st and 3rd lines of the 3rd stanza, and so on and so forth. The real challenge comes in that your last stanza you follow the same pattern to get the 1st and 3rd lines, but the 3rd line of your 1st stanza becomes the 2nd line of your last stanza, and the 1st line of your 1st stanza becomes the last line of your last stanza. For an example of the pantoum, you can read my "To My Dear Mother."
I am seriously looking for good efforts on these forms. I know forms are hard and some people would like to say that they feel "restricted," but if you are really serious about trying to become a good poet, you will challenge yourself to write in a few forms. Good luck!
I will become your friend and review your writing!
Created Mar 1, 2014