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Night Light Madness Pantoum

Night's grassy fields furrowed beneath starry bait,
calls us to cast ourselves upon the straw,
above the Pointillist's daubs spark a hungry slate
to entice our soul while we chew our chaw.

Where we render ourselves like straw
we skew limbs and mimic far-off Orion,
enflame our heart while we chew on chaw
and drink ourselves numb on Milky Way ions.

Limbs askew we guard like Orion,
count falling stars and bargain our wishes,
drunk on Milky Way ions,
we battle mosquitoes with snaps and swishes.

Counting falling stars that grant our wishes,
we poll the planets and ignore Man's moons,
battle free of mosquito's little bitty swishes,
we hope for snipe, snipe and settle for morning loon.

Planet's poll finished and ignored void of Moon,
let's us cradle beneath stardust flaring Bourealis,
until our hope for snipe is settled by morning loon,
when we rise on frozen limbs heated by sun's kiss.

Heart cradled within stardust-flaring Bourealis,
mind drifting on Pointillist drape of hungry slate,
no longer wobbling on limbs heated by sun's kiss,
we're content night cultivated our star-mad fate.

Sheri Fresonke Harper
for Paula Swanson's Pantoum Contest due 12/10/2010

Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper

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  1. Date: 12/5/2010 12:42:00 PM
    A beautiful write, Sheri... thought provoking. Best of luck in the contest. Thanks for your conrats on my "Switch" poem.

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 2:27:00 PM
    Nice pantoum, I have yet to attempt this contest yet... but you have made it look so easy...Love Michael

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 10:20:00 AM
    May your week bring you good health,may your heart overflow with love, and may your life bring you amazing inspiration to continue your writing. I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning and thank you for sharing it Sheri. The best to you in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 8:06:00 AM
    Looking at the stars? The pointillist comparison is good visual. I've read this one several times and become dizzy, which must be the object of the piece. Not a negative comment - I like this one mucho. LOve, Dave

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:46:00 PM
    Ok, this pantoum is super fresh for sure. I mean, these are very unique lines....and unique is wot I really dig. This is superb poetry!~Chris

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 2:49:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this great work...Sara