Late Night Nachos Pantoum

Milkwood’s Poem A Day #15 is the Pantoum.  The word prompt for this form is ‘swan song’.

The Pantoum form is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantoum

“The pantoum is a form of poetry similar to a villanelle in that there are repeating lines throughout the poem. It is composed of a series of quatrains; the second and fourth lines of each stanza are repeated as the first. The pattern continues for any number of stanzas, except for the final stanza, which differs in the repeating pattern. The first and third lines of the last stanza are the second and fourth of the penultimate; the first line of the poem is the last line of the final stanza, and the third line of the first stanza is the second of the final. Ideally, the meaning of lines shifts when they are repeated although the words remain exactly the same: this can be done by shifting punctuation, punning, or simply recontextualizing.”

“A four-stanza pantoum is common (although more may be used), and in the final stanza, lines one and three from the first stanza can be repeated, or new lines can be written. The pantoum form is as follows”

Stanza 1
A
B
C
D

Stanza 2
B
E
D
F

Stanza 3
E
G
F
H

Stanza 4
G
C
H
A

Home, Sweet, Home - Mmmmmm Sushi!!!

Late Night Nachos Pantoum
by Michael Romani

Late night cravings for nachos
Simmering until these simply must be had
The question becomes what meat and cheese
Swan song regardless of how healthy this is

Simmering until these simply must be had
Kid's gloves off this will be sublime
There is no better meat than bacon
And three cheeses spiced up nicely

Kid's gloves off this will be sublime
No microwave this time, these will bake
Looking at the clock, looking at the time
I know I shouldn't but will power won't make

No microwave this time, these will bake
Late night cravings for nachos
I know I shouldn't but will power won't make
The question becomes what meat and cheese

(c) February 18, 2019   Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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