Monday, April 30, 2012

Writing Exercise #86

My most favorite form in the world is the PANTOUM. I am a sucker for rhythm and repetition, when done well, and I tend to write them when I'm outraged. Weird, I know.

Write a pantoum where each line is either a bad excuse (i.e. "She meant nothing to me") or any quote or cruddy pick-up line that has ignited the angry bone in you to spark some fire. If you want to get real deep, you can make the pantoum be a collection of the worst things you've said to a lover/family member/friend or vice versa. Just remember, the first line of your poem is the last line of your poem, so make sure it has resonance.