Pantoum

Poetry Contest
The challenge for this contest is to write a pantoum poem. A pantoum is a poem that is made up of quatrains. In a pantoum the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza are repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza.

Examples

    November's Child
    It's November's style to beguile
    She's such a precocious child
    One day can be snow or sleet
    While the next day's warm and mild

    She's such a precocious child Repeated
    Bare branches go begging for a winter coat
    While the next day's warm and mild Repeated
    "It's just the way I am" she gloats

    Bare branches go begging for a winter coat Repeated
    Chilling winds and flurries abound
    "It's just the way I am" she gloats Repeated
    "I love making snow angels on the ground"

    Chilling winds and flurries abound Repeated
    Sending shivers up my spine
    "I love making snow angels on the ground" Repeated
    Sit by the fireplace and sip some wine

    Sending shivers up my spine Repeated
    One day can be snow or sleet
    Sit by the fireplace and sip some wine Repeated
    It's November's style to beguile
    - written by starkat

    The Stranger
    Who is that stranger looking back at me
    with head atilt and wonder in her eyes?
    She mimics all my movements perfectly,
    she's hard to recognize in her disguise.

    With head atilt and wonder in her eyes, Repeated
    she seems familiar in a strange, weird way.
    She's hard to recognize in her disguise, Repeated
    is she a friend I knew well yesterday?

    She seems familiar in a strange, weird way. Repeated
    She's older far than me, or so it seems.
    Is she a friend I knew well yesterday? Repeated
    Perhaps I met her somewhere in my dreams.

    She's older far than me, or so it seems. Repeated
    She mimics all my movements perfectly.
    Perhaps I met her somewhere in my dreams, Repeated
    who is that stranger looking back at me?
    - written by whizpurr ^-^

In this example, the final line is a repeat of the first line of the poem. That is not a requirement of this form of poetry.

The winners will be selected by the FanStory.com Contest Committee. The committee will read and discuss the entries. A winner will be announced approximately one to two weeks after the deadline passes.

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Monday, March 9, 2015.



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Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. The winners will be selected by the Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one week after the deadline passes. Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available).

Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

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