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Pantoums are a traditional poetry style that rely less on the repetition of syllables and more on the repetition of exact lines. The most traditional style of pantoum is typically associated with nature, and beauty, or something that makes the writer sad or upset in nature.   404 more words



Don’t be

Taken for a ride

Told how to swim

But not to fly


Tell them

Be through with lies

Jump of the limb… 9 more words


Of you

Take the page

Turn the pen

Lift the line

There is no mess

That needs be erased

By you

Be the ink

Be the dot… 11 more words



The sun has seen it all

Black or white

Big or small

It’s all the same

Given thing

Just with a new names

The only thing… 15 more words


These days

I am afraid when the chords of a song
stir my scattered feelings as they sweep along
into a faint memory of a joy
that even reality can’t quite destroy… 289 more words

Poems (maybe Poetry, Too)

Blank Verse On A Blackboard - ReImagining Magazine

Happy to see my blank verse poem in the first ever issue of ReImagining Magazine from the Chicago Wisdom Project!

Source: Blank Verse On A Blackboard – ReImagining Magazine