Saturday, January 05, 2008

POETRÉ: The Love of My Life



Hello Blog visitors:
I've chosen to begin this year with poetic creativity in exploring various poetry forms. To begin my creative exploration, I'll begin with a
"PANTOUM" poem. The pantoum poem is of Malaysian origin circa 15th century. Please review and let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment. Or better yet, try one yourself; the instructions are listed below. Thank you and Happy New Year! It’s time to elevate in 2008!

~Poetic Goddess Tara Shenéa


The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth
lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain
introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the
last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the
closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

The design is simple:

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)
Line 6
Line 7 (repeat of line 4)
Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanza then repeats the second
and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the
third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its
fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Here is my rendition:



Photobucket



I’ve fallen in love with poetry more than a thousand times
With its freedom disguised in prose and rhyme
The imagination, the flows and sundry messages so innate
The love of my life is poetry, my textual soul mate

With its freedom disguised in prose and rhyme
The beautiful art form of poetry is simply divine
The love of my life is poetry, my textual soul mate
Poetry is more than my lover but a means to communicate

The beautiful art form of poetry is simply divine
Poetic forms are Acrostic all the way to ZaniLa Rhyme
Poetry is more than my lover but a means to communicate
The wonder of poetry is birthed in a writer’s soul and manifests in the world poetry creates

Poetic forms are Acrostic all the way to ZaniLa Rhyme
The imagination, the flows and sundry messages so innate
The wonder of poetry is birthed in a writer’s soul and manifests in the world poetry creates
I’ve fallen in love with poetry more than a thousand times

Photobucket

Tara S. Gause aka Poetic Goddess Tara Shenéa
© 2008. All Rights Reserved.

1 comment:

James Tubman said...

thanx for showing me how to write a pantoum

for that i will share with you the only poem i remember writing in high school

Intangible Night

night please come when the day is done

heavenly images appear in your gifts

demystifying your beauty is a myth

in your black skin i detest the sun



lonely am i when the day has arrived

the sun can't be as soothing as you

because you posess all that is true

day is decieving with its cynical lies



society has made me a slave to the earth

but oh how i would love to be free

my goal is too complex to see

as i thrust myself in your magnificent works



the world is built on destroying itself

it's my fate to perrish like everything else

and only god knows what's destined to come

but in your black skin we'll share forever as one

thank you

There was an error in this gadget