National poetry month + the unrelenting winter = my pantoum poem

The cold air lingers,

The snow still flies,

Winter will not release its grasp.

Where are you Spring?

 

The snow still flies,

A whisper of hope from my vase of tulips,

Where are you Spring?

I’m ready now.

 

A whisper of hope from my vase of tulips,

I long to see the grass turn green, the buds on trees,

I’m ready now,

Spring, oh Spring!

 

I long to see the grass turn green, the buds on trees,

But the cold air lingers.

Spring, oh Spring,

Winter will not release its grasp.

 

4 thoughts on “National poetry month + the unrelenting winter = my pantoum poem

  1. arjeha

    After 80 degree temps over the weekend we are back in the 40s. Enough already. Love this poem format. I would use it with my students every year.

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  2. kfilewych Post author

    Due to many requests, I will explain the pantoum poem here! It is a form of poetry where the lines repeat. Here’s what you need to know… Each stanza is four lines long. Lines 2 and 4 of each stanza become lines 1 and 3 in the next. Sounds complicated but these poems really do seem to write themselves. Follow this structure below for a four stanza poem:

    1
    2
    3
    4

    2
    5
    4
    6

    5
    7
    6
    8

    7
    1
    8
    3

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