Springtime Shenanigans – a Found Pantoum

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Springtime! Photo credit: Mia Xing

Strange things happen under the springtime sun. This morning I was up to the shenanigans of “stealing” sentences from famous spring poems and putting them into a pantoum. C’est printemps, time for some folly!

The trees are coming into leaf, like something almost being said     1

“Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers.    2

The glassy peartrees leaves and blooms, they brush.   3

Against the morning’s white.”   4

 

Beloved, thou hast brought me many flowers-   2

Spring is a perhaps hand   5

Against a morning’s white   4

And we will build a cottage there, beside an open glade.   6

 

Spring is a perhaps, hand!   5

Here’s ivy!— take them, as I used to do   7

And we will build a cottage there, beside an open glade.   6

What is all this juice and all this joy?    8

 

Here’s ivy!- take them, as I used to do.     4

The glassy peartrees leaves and blooms, they brush.     3

What is all this juice and all this joy?    8

The trees are coming into leaf, like something almost being said.     1

 

Poems used (by sentence): 

  1. The Trees by Philip Larkin
  2. Sonnets from the Portuguese 44 by Elizabeth Brownings
  3. Spring by Gerald Manley Hopkins
  4. After the Winter by Claude McKay
  5. Spring is a perhaps hand by E. E. Cummings
  6. After the Winter by Claude McKay
  7. Sonnets from the Portuguese 44 by Elizabeth Brownings
  8. Spring by Gerald Manley Hopkins
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