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Infographic: Pantoum of the Opera


A certain poet I know claimed that writing a pantoum felt like being dragged down the cold, winding steps to the catacombs. But we’ve been writing pantoums long enough this month that we know it doesn’t have to be like that. Some have even found that writing form poetry offers a certain freedom.

To help you see how to write a pantoum, and get your poetry out of the dungeon, we’ve put together another helpful infographic.

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Infographic by Lyla Willingham Lindquist.


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12 Comments so far

  1. Oh JOY, was this just for me?!?!? I love it. And now I am really looking forward to writing my next pantoum. This is a great tool. Ya’ll surprise me everyday with your poetic goodnesses. :)

  2. Love this, Lyla! You are, bar none, the best when it comes to creating poetry info-graphics.

    Can’t you just hear the music
    what the pantoum makes its own?
    A swing from a light, a fall in dark night
    oh, surely, you’ll flee from your room.

  3. Donna says:

    I feel I should try to for this into an unlimited series of 4 line stanzas, but really I have only two words: WONDERFUL, Lyla!

  4. L. L. Barkat says:

    if a certain poet I know loved writing form poetry, these infographics wouldn’t be half as fun as they are.

    carry on ;-)

  5. I fell in love with Phantom when it came to the stage, and now I’ve fallen in love with your infographic.

  6. I only know Phantom of the Opera as a musical (saw it three times on stage), so this is totally appropriate to me, that you’d connect Phantom with pantoum. (Thinking of the repeated melodic themes that appear throughout the musical.)

  7. Moya says:

    I am a fan mixing media. Such a fun read! And I now know what a pantoum is :)

  8. Moya says:

    *i am also a fan OF mixing media ;)


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