We walk into a landscape
where flowers light up verges,
they peep between the hedge gaps,
adorn churchyards and copses.
Where flowers light up verges,
the earth is not just greenscape,
throughout churchyards and copses
a spring colourwash escapes.
The earth is not just greenscape,
it glows with yellow urges;
the spring colourwash escapes
and purple haze emerges.
Glowing with yellow urges
that peep between the hedge gaps.
a purple haze emerges
on our walk into the landscape.
Kim M. Russell, 14th March 2019
Victoria is our host this Thursday and she reminds us that poetry is written art, in which the reader the imagery created through description or form and hears the repetition of sound through an array of poetic devices such as rhythm (meter, feet, stanzas…) and tone (consonance, assonance, dissonance…).
She also reminds us that currently, in the Pantoum, we are working with both structure and repetition, which she says are techniques much like pattern in visual art, and goes on to explain why and how to choose the lines or words to be repeated.
Victoria asks us those of us who have been struggling with the Pantoum, or who have given up on it completely, to hop back on the diving board and take a wild leap.