Napowrimo#15 Pantun

Today, I challenge you to write a pantun. Not a pantoum — though they are related. The pantun is a traditional Malay form, a style of which was later adapted into French and then English as the pantoum. A pantun consists of rhymed quatrains (abab), with 8-12 syllables per line. The first two lines of each quatrain aren’t meant to have a formal, logical link to the second two lines, although the two halves of each quatrain are supposed to have an imaginative or imagistic connection.

Flowers in your garden, oh so beautiful,
alas!they can’t be mine, you never pluck them.
Loving her is considered sinful,
Just because she is not like you, but a femme?

 

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