For Day 15 of National Poetry Month (NaPoWriMo) “I challenge you to write a pantun, which consists of rhymed quatrains (abab), with 8-12 syllables per line. The first two lines of each quatrain aren’t meant to have a formal, logical link to the second two lines, although the two halves of each quatrain are supposed to have an imaginative or imagistic connection.” Here is mine.
I walk under a pink archway,
it’s cherry blossom season here.
Why is it that every day
I wait for troubled thoughts to clear?
I wish blossoms lasted longer,
beautiful magnolia too.
I hope each day to be stronger
To face what I know I must do.
Peace of mind comes in my garden –
puttering, watering, weeding.
He can’t push my buttons again
my instincts are interceding.
Twittering birds, a joyous sound,
I wonder what they are saying.
Awakened now as thoughts abound
I know I must keep on praying.
April 15, 2013
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