NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 21

Pantoum

(“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.”) (source)

Graveyard Walking

The silence that haunts a place
Filled with hundreds of people
I meander alone at a slow pace
Along a path near souls sleeping

Filled with hundreds of people
Some forgotten and overgrown
Along a path near souls sleeping
I wonder if they feel alone

Some forgotten and overgrown
Some remembered and kept clear
I wonder if they feel alone
Do they sense me standing so near?

Some remember and kept clear
I meander alone at a slow pace
Do they sense me standing so near?
The silence that haunts this place.

(I love visiting graveyards. They are so peaceful and yet so haunting. I’m not sure if I like all the repetition of this poetry style, but it was interesting to try.)

 

3 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2018: Day 21

  1. Interesting, thanks! Hey, tomorrow is “World Book Day”. I found a very interesting 1940s read I wanted to share with you – “How to read a book”, by Martin Adler. It tells the reader just how to read and understand the essence of a book.

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