Diane Hine

Silver Star - 3,405 Points (25 July 1956)

A Satin Bowerbird (A Short Pantoum)


Rearranging blue
ornaments and shiny words
perfects your pantoum
Mister Bowerbird.

Ornaments and shiny words;
wizardry
Mister Bowerbird,
but you’re always so busy.

Wizardry
perfects your pantoum,
but you’re always so busy
rearranging blue.

Submitted: Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 06, 2014

Topic of this poem: nature


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Comments about this poem (A Satin Bowerbird (A Short Pantoum) by Diane Hine )

  • Gold Star - 19,088 Points Valsa George (3/24/2014 12:22:00 AM)

    The bower bird is so busy arranging and rearranging objects to decorate his cage! So Mr Bird has his apartment ready to invite Miss bird....! The comparison of building his nest to writing a pantoum by arranging words in the right order is very ingenious! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 245 Points Lawerence Mize (3/22/2014 8:28:00 AM)

    Loved what you did with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,223 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/10/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    I'd never heard of bowerbirds or pantoums before reading this and you have inspired me to find out more about both. A clever rhyme. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,175 Points Valerie Dohren (3/7/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    Bowerbirds are amazing - good one Diane, love the form. (Report) Reply

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