calm

really love to sit upon my seat

and contemplate my mind

taming my emotions is a treat

never know what I could find

 

contemplate my state of mind

breathe naturally and let love seep

dig deep to see what I can find

busy thoughts are bound to creep

 

breathe naturally so love can seep

focus on my breath to calm

busy thoughts wanting to creep

still my busyness that can harm

 

focus on my breath does calm

taming erratic emotions is a treat

still all busyness that might harm

really love just sitting on my seat!

 

Gina is hosting Poetry Form – Pantoum at dVerse. Prompt is open for 4 weeks. Rework an old poem or write a new one. Submit your entries for our poetry form anthology. Details in link.

Keep to the basics of alternating rhymed lines and no meter, interlocking couplets, 4 stanzas that circle around a memory.

40 comments

  1. I love this lovely piece, what more can I say but send you this lovely song, if you can get it to play for you, otherwise look up, Sean Rowe, version of “by You Side”

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  2. this piece works wonderfully with the shorter lines and focus. maybe there should be a spelling change to this “breath”, add an e to differentiate from the following line?

    breath(e) naturally so love can seep

    focus on my breath to calm

    perfect pantoum Kate, this form does grow on you right?! i enjoyed this very much, the form and the thoughts of sitting in my seat, it spoke of contentment and joy with what we have. a happy little poem that makes me smile

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  3. Oh I very picture and idea of sitting and calming those erratic thoughts, taming emotions that run hither-tither, breathing, letting go is soothing!

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  4. Kate, in what country do you live, that you have such beautiful views, so much greenery and I do not see winter. Yesterday, snow was falling in Poland in the south of the country.
    Best wishes

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  5. This is a lovely deep poem as it goes deep within the mind and interweaves the lines as in a meditation where the breath or a mantra repeats but takes us deeper. Amazing how this form can work to express so many different experiences.

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