The Robin Sang With The Night: Pantoum

This is for  Jane Dougherty’s Poetry Challenge 21, Pantoum

 

The robin sang with the light

“Get up, come play,” said he

Brush away the dreamworld night

Up here, he said, you will be free

 

“Get up, come play,” said he

But the moss-dressed limbs were high

Up here, he said you will be free

No, I cannot fly.

 

But the moss-dressed limbs were high

Still, they called my name

No, I cannot fly,

Yet wanting to all the same.

 

Still they called my name,

Like the sirens of the sea,

Yet wanting to all the same

Sail away high on the ancient tree.

 

Like the sirens of the sea,

The leaf-breeze trilled in delight

Sail away high on the ancient tree

The robin sang with the light.

 

 

 

 

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27 thoughts on “The Robin Sang With The Night: Pantoum

    • Thank you, Frank.
      It’s the pantoum form–you use lines two and four as lines one and three in the next stanza.
      Thanks for the early morning song. I’ll have to remember Doris and the Red, Red Robin for Birds: The Musical. 🙂

  1. I loved this poem, Merril. All of it, and the picture, too. But the two lines– “The leaf-breeze trilled in delight…The robin sang with the light.”–gave me such a vivid, charmed image. Well done.

  2. Pingback: Poetry challenge Pantoum: the entries – Jane Dougherty Writes

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