Letter in the Bottle

bottle 4

This is my first attempt to write a Pantoum Poem
I want to thank Teresa Baker at https://theresabarkerlabnotes.com who encouraged me to try different Poem Form. The link below provides the pattern for today’s poem.

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A letter in the tottle

Left adrift aimlessly in the sea

Vessel reaches the shore one day

After floating miles away

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Left adrift aimlessly in the sea

Sparks echo the sunbeams above

After floating miles away

A tug in a wandering heart to read

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Sparks echoes the sunbeams above

A gentle soul gazes the glittering sea

A tug in a wandering heart to read

The message seeks to convey

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A gentle soul gazes the glittering sea

Vessel reaches the shore one day

The message seeks to convey

A letter in the bottle

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There are four stanzas in the line patterns of

Stanza 1 – 1, 2, 3, 4.

Stanza 2 – 2, 5, 4, 6.

Stanza 3 – 5, 7, 6, 8.

Stanza 4 – 7, 3, 8, 1.

Reference: https://www.youngwriters.co.uk/types-pantoum

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Daily Prompt: Adrift

Daily Prompt: Bottle

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40 thoughts on “Letter in the Bottle

  1. Miriam, I love the sense of repetition in this poem! – I read it “standalone” without thinking intentionally about the Pantoum pattern. And I enjoyed that you connected the topic – letter in a bottle – with the repetitive form, which made it feel like waves of the ocean. Thank you for taking the time to try a new form and to share it with us! 😉

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