OctPoWriMo Day 13 – Outside the Box

– Google

Merely monsters or open minds?

They are capacious and roister

Out of their chains, two of the kinds

Jittery at times, like their oyster

They are capacious and roister

Dining room at the Weeping Mandolin

Jittery at times, like their oyster

Love their blind kitten, this witty twin

Dining room at the Weeping Mandolin

Elbows folded, speaking low

Love their blind kitten, this witty twin

Full of adventure as they grow

Elbows folded, speaking low

Out of their chains, two of the kinds

Full of adventure as they grow

Merely monsters or open minds?*

(c) ladyleemanila 2020

The pantoum consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA.

The design is simple:

Line 1
Line 2
Line 3
Line 4

Line 5 (repeat of line 2)
Line 6
Line 7 (repeat of line 4)
Line 8

Continue with as many stanzas as you wish, but the ending stanzathen repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza (as its first and third lines), and also repeats the third line of the first stanza, as its second line, and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. So the first line of the poem is also the last.

Last stanza:

Line 2 of previous stanza
Line 3 of first stanza
Line 4 of previous stanza
Line 1 of first stanza

For: http://www.octpowrimo.com/2020/10/octpowrimo-day-13-outside-box.html, https://puttingmyfeetinthedirt.com/2020/10/01/october-writing-prompts-3/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/12/wordle-210/, https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2020/10/13/photo-challenge-336/

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