Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A Little Pantoum Project

I'm becoming increasingly interested in poetry the past year or two. A couple weeks ago I was introduced to the pantoum. It is written in quatrains (four-line stanzas) and each line is repeated once at some point. It makes for a very interesting poem because although the lines are repeated, they sometimes bring on a new meaning depending on the context in which they reappear.

I was in a class where the instructor had us create a group poem. He gave us a topic and then we each wrote several lines on that topic and then shouted out the lines to him and he took them together and created our own pantoum -- somewhat of a more sophisticated madlib, I suppose.

I thought it would be fun to do that via my blog, so please participate if you would. I need 8 different lines for the poem if this is going to work, so I’ll take the first 8 comments I get. Here’s hoping I get 8 comments…I have faith in you.

Once I get all the lines I need, I’ll put the poem together and post it. Now for the topic…let’s choose something we all know about: BLOG STALKING.

Examples of possible lines:

I read you but you don’t read me.
And still I say nothing
I can see right through you, but you don’t know why.
But will you know?


And…go.

7 comments:

Rhett said...

Thats what she said!

GUYL23 said...

Come out from behind those bushes!

Ilene said...

Ah, but who is reading you?

Steph said...

My mind is too warped to comment.

Janey said...

The worst part about it is I would be here when you wanted me

Cameron's Corner said...

You should be flattered, not offended, that I'm only wearing my watch.

Hilda said...

I wish I had something better, but your lines are so much more poetic than anything I could come up with. Let us know what the final product is