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Pantoum Poem – Snow Leopard Hunting Season

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Pantoum Poem – Snow Leopard Hunting Season

So she kept prowling the mountain side

Hoping to keep her off spring alive

Food was scarce after bushfires

There was no place to hide

 

Hoping to keep her off spring alive

She slipped down the mountain side

There was no place to hide

Late autumn in the bush it was suicide

 

She slipped down the mountain side

Landing rather hard on her backside

Late autumn in the bush it was suicide

She came across a large slip

 

Landing rather hard on her backside

Not seeing straight everything was magnified

She came across a large slip

There were two deers ready for supply

 

Not seeing straight everything was magnified

Focusing should have been a easy routine

There were two deers ready for supply

Those deers were on the other side of the slip

 

Focusing should have been a easy routine

Food was scarce after bushfires

Those deers were on the other side of the slip

So she kept prowling the mountain side

How to Write a Pantoum Poem

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.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza

Line 3 of first stanza

Line 4 of previous stanza

Line 1 of first stanza

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Dizain Poem & Quote – Wisdom in Old Age

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Dizain Poem & Quote – Wisdom in Old Age

wisdom, is realising you know nothing
everything is not like it used to be
listen, closely, what others are saying
depression, try laughter it’s guaranteed
avoid stress try learning to live carefree
don’t try pleasing everyone, please yourself
forget all the bad things and pride oneself
true, sad heart will repair if you let it
hold to your dreams, don’t live life on a shelf
wisdom is, learn to laugh not throw a fit.

Dizain Poem It is a French poem popular in the 15th and 16th centuries, it is a single stanza of 8 or 10 lines (10 being more common), with 8 or 10 syllables in each line, the rhyme scheme is ababcdcd, or ababbccdcd

Summary – This poem is a 10 lined, 10 syllables, with rhyme ababbccdcd

Quote

“It is strange how often a heart must be broken, before the years can make it wise.” ― Sara Teasdale. 

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Jeffreys Sonnet Poem – New Beginning

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Jeffreys Sonnet Poem – New Beginning

Weather beaten life – crumbling down
don’t attempt a dive, you may drown.
The cliff may also fall apart-
taking your body out to sea
with that shrub soon to disappear,
never to be seen, my sweetheart.

Stop, let us talk – now how about
making a fresh start, sort it out
it’s not worth cutting your life short
There is so much living to do.
Talking will help you get through
Come, lets try you can be a sport.

You have a bruised heart – I knew that
Let’s give it a try, I’ll support.

What is  Jeffreys Sonnet Poetry  It was created by Scott J. Alcorn.

It is isosyllabic (only 8 syllable per line), 2 sestets with a cross rhymed couplet (the cross rhyme is in the 2nd to 4th syllable in each of the two lines of the couplet).

Also there is a cross rhyme in the first line of the 2nd sestet (between the 2nd to 4th syllable), tying the 1st sestet to the 2nd.

So the rhyme scheme would be: aabccb, (b)ddeffe, (e)g (g)e.

The letters in ( ) are the cross rhymes.

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Emotions and Healing – Double Etheree Poem

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Emotions and Healing – Double Etheree Poem

Life
Sadness,
bitterness
confusion kills.
Don’t save emotions.
Channel them all out now
never ignore your feelings.
Understand why you feel like this
wounded heart will heal in the future,
never be ashamed to weep, that’s grieving
emotions heal when they are heard, so speak
concealing twisted emotions kill
or damage the mind forever.
Feeling good is everything,
sun’s shining. Let it shine,
give someone a hug,
opens your heart.
Listen, you
can hear
music.

Copyright © 2019 Elsie Hagley

Double Etheree – Two Etheree stanzas, where the second one is reversed.Syllabic count: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

Rhyme not required.

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Free Form Poetry – MAGIC is Everywhere

Free Form Poetry – MAGIC is Everywhere

sunset or sunrise

hiding in all the little nooks

all around the world

you will find MAGIC

the music of the wind

whispering in the trees

buzzing of the bees

birds singing in the treetops

MAGIC is everywhere

flowers nodding their head

just look around in the shadows

the laughter of children

believe in magic you will find it.

Free Verse – No limitations – What is the difference between blank verse and free verse? The difference is in the structure. Both blank verse and free verse are free from rhyme scheme. But, whereas blank verse does have a consistent meter, usually iambic pentameter, that creates a du-DUM rhythm effect, free verse is free from both meter and rhyme. It is free from the limitations of verse poetry.

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Resting Octopus – Tanka Poem

Tanka with deep thoughts from within – that vision is recorded in my mind – a haiku or tanka must come from a vision, my vision was the photo below when I first glimpse it.

curled up in clamshell
totally lost while resting
careless of surrounds
the beauty of that moment
lives in my body forever

An ocellated (spotted) octopus using a clamshell as a shelter

Ocellated_octopus.

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