Pantoum Poetry (03/20/21)

Today the sun is here as if on cue for the first day of spring. I wanted to celebrate the season’s glorious arrival with one of my favorite forms of poetry, the pantoum. With lines repeating, this 16 line poem is technically only 8 new lines and while this might seem stressful trying to put them together in a way that makes something, it is a rather engaging challenge. Read more here.

Spring 2021

snow retreating toward the shadows
winter’s deathly hold releasing
the green daring to emerge
with the sun’s encouragement

winter’s deathly hold releasing
boldly resurfacing come the living
with the sun’s encouragement
no longer fearing the frost and frozen

boldly resurfacing come the living
newly released from months of dark
no longer fearing the frost and frozen
the confident spring, an alluring debutante dynamic; unafraid

newly released from months of dark
the green daring to emerge
the confident spring, an alluring debutante dynamic; unafraid
snow retreating toward the shadows

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5 thoughts on “Pantoum Poetry (03/20/21)

  1. I am seriously loving all of your poems and you are reminding me of April 2018? when we tried this with our students. You are creating so many mentor texts for me and I so appreciate it. You have a gift for pairing words but this line was especially incredible, “the confident spring, an alluring debutante dynamic; unafraid.”

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    1. You seriously give me too much kindness with your words… I’m going to try to find those poems from 2018. I forgot we did that! That was my favorite year teaching ever.

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