New Year’s Pantoum

Gina asks us to write a pantoum for the March D’verse poetry form.

Pantoums are interlocking quatrains where the line scheme runs ABCD BEDF EGFH GIHJ, etc., until the last stanza where, well, Gina explains it much better than I can.

New Year’s Pantoum

crumpled panties on the floor
dropped by the party guest who laughs and
dances and giggles from champagne cocktails
on New Year’s Eve with glitter eyes and tousled hair

dropped by the party guest who laughs and
bubbles fly when the cork pops
on New Year’s Eve with glitter eyes and tousled hair
kisses in the corner, cocktail-sweet sweat on party dresses

bubbles fly when the cork pops
rushing the moment, fingers catch on skin
kisses in the corner, cocktail-sweet sweat on party dresses
too much is never enough

rushing the moment, fingers catch on skin
dances and giggles from champagne cocktails
too much is never enough
crumpled panties on the floor

6 thoughts on “New Year’s Pantoum

    1. My original idea for the poem was an upset hostess who slept alone after her New Year’s party then found evidence of some guests not sleeping alone…..things changed when I mixed in the form!

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