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- n. Plural form of pantoum.
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Everything from your basic haikus and limericks to triolets, aubades, and pantoums.
I was going to write about pantoums here, but I was waiting for a certain someone not the same someone mentioned above, a different someone to post a pantoum she had written... which she hasn't done yet.
But through the long night hours sang soft _pantoums_.
"On Love," published in 1998, includes both poems about Hirsch's middle-class Jewish boyhood in Illinois and a series spoken by great poets and thinkers (from Diderot to Baudelaire to Gertrude Stein) who all, in intricate forms like pantoums and sestinas, address the subject of love.
I have 150 sonnets all on Helen Mirren with honourable corgis on their ormolu thrones lifting elegant legs, princesses 'financial resolutions in couplets, concrete pantoums in form of helicopters.
It's no accident that the forms at which Trinidad excels - pantoums, sestinas - do not propel a narrative forward but circle back, repeat, emphasize.
The pantoums that Jenn just wrote about, for example, don't feel like a story.