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Famous Pantoum Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Pantoum poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous pantoum poems. These examples illustrate what a famous pantoum poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Justice, Donald
 Our lives avoided tragedy
Simply by going on and on,
Without end and with little apparent meaning.
Oh, there were storms and small catastrophes.

Simply by going on and on
We managed. No need...Read More



by Kizer, Carolyn
 for Maxine Kumin

Where did these enormous children come from,
More ladylike than we have ever been?
Some of ours look older than we feel.
How did they appear in their long dresses

More...Read More

by Hacker, Marilyn
 We pace each other for a long time.
I packed my anger with the beef jerky.
You are the baby on the mountain. I am 
in a cold stream where I...Read More

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