Poem 15/30

napo2013button1A pantun consists of rhymed quatrains (abab), with 8-12 syllables per line. The first two lines of each quatrain aren’t meant to have a formal, logical link to the second two lines, although the two halves of each quatrain are supposed to have an imaginative or imagistic connection.


26.2 miles through the streets

On the sides, many came to spectate and cheer

Blast! Colored clouds shroud the athletes

People killed, hurt, filled with confusion and fear