Observing A Wedding (Draft 1)

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Poetry Forms:  The Pantoum  (posted by Gina)
“The pantoum is a poetic form derived from the pantun, a Malay verse form: specifically from the pantun berkait, a series of interwoven quatrains and rhyming couplets.

It is similar to a villanelle with repeating lines throughout the poem. It is composed of a series of quatrains; the second and fourth lines of each stanza are repeated as the first.

The pattern continues for any number of stanzas, except for the final stanza, which differs in the repeating pattern.”

Doesn’t the bride look radiant?
Hard work to embed all those pearls
for a dress that will not be worn again.
I do hope they will be happy.

Hard work, to embed all those pearls.
I understand her gown was sewn by hand
I do hope they will be happy.
The handsome groom seems a bit nervous.

I understand her gown was sewn–by hand!
How sweet they look, dancing together,
but the handsome groom seems nervous.
Parents of both are bursting with pride.

How sweet they look dancing, together,
though her dress will not be worn again.
Parents of both are bursting with pride
Doesn’t the bride look radiant?

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I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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