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Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 16 December 2017

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 16 December 2017!

This week I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Pantoum! Your challenge, is to write a Pantoum poem about the Christmas / holiday season.

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is Pantoum? 

Luckily, Forward Poetry has an explanation…
pantoum is a type of poem with a verse form consisting of three or more stanzas. It has a set pattern within the poem of repetitive lines.

The pattern in each stanza is where the second and fourth line of each verse is repeated as the first and third of the next. The pattern changes though for the last stanza to the first and third line are the second and fourth of the stanza above (penultimate). The last line is a repeat of the first starting line of the poem and the third line of the first is the second of the last. Confused? Look below and there is an example.

An Example of a Pantoum

(1)  As I walk by the riverside
(2)  Ripples disturb the water
(3)  Fish dart upstream
(4)  Fighting against the flow

(2)  Ripples disturb the water
(5)  Struggling to their destination
(4)  Fighting against the flow
(6)  In their underwater world

(5)  Struggling to their destination
(3)  Fish dart upstream
(6)  In their underwater world
(1)  As I walk by the riverside

Source: Forward Poetry Editors, https://www.forwardpoetry.co.uk/pantoum.php (accessed on 16 December, 2017)

With the holiday season almost upon us, it seems fortuitous that a Pantoum about Christmas (or just the holidays in general) is in order! Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Pantoum’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.

About weejars

I am a teacher with a passion for writing short stories, poems and other scribblings to provide an outlet for my more creative side. Hope you enjoy the ride!

11 comments on “Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 16 December 2017

  1. weejars
    December 16, 2017

    Reblogged this on By Sarah and commented:

    Pantoum-ing it up this week…

  2. Cressida
    December 16, 2017


    I like the challenge of writing in a poetic form. This was fun

    • weejars
      December 16, 2017

      Thank you for joining in! 😃

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  4. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    December 17, 2017

    Here goes, a non-rhyming pantoum.


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