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NaPoWriMo Half-way Challenge: A little help from my friend.

Today’s prompt from NaPoWriMo:  “write a pantun. Not a pantoum — though they are related. The pantun is a traditional Malay form, a style of which was later adapted into French and then English as the pantoum. A pantun consists of rhymed quatrains (abab), with 8-12 syllables per line. The first two lines of each quatrain aren’t meant to have a formal, logical link to the second two lines, although the two halves of each quatrain are supposed to have an imaginative or imagistic connection.”

Huh?  Here goes, with a little help from my grandson, Niall (10 years old.)Photo on 4-15-13 at 2.28 PM

Wisdom of the Owl.

Heads spin around, glowered eyes blink, wisdom speaks.

Nails hook on branches, as feathers preen with beaks.

“Who,” “Who,” “Who,” I say to anyone who passes.

Who is that?  Who here trespasses?

A boy, quieter than a field mouse,

Tiptoes into his next best friend’s house.

Wisdom’s fool is anyone’s guess.

Chances taken invite a guest.

 

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