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Dawn Patrol with Duchess

Updated on September 3, 2015
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Lifelong learner, musician, author, world traveler, truth enthusiast, and all around bon vivant.

A Word about Pantoums

This poem is in the form of a pantoum: a series of quatrains, with the second and fourth lines repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza. I think it creates quite a unique effect, but I will let you judge for yourself.

Dawn Patrol

We take our walk at dawn.

What will this morning hold?

We cut across the lawn.

For today we will be bold.

Dawn
Dawn

What will this morning hold?

We follow every scent.

For today we will be bold.

We know which way they went.

Which Way?
Which Way?

We follow every scent.

Another dog, perhaps a cat?

We know which way they went.

We walk fast, I hold my hat.

Walking Fast
Walking Fast

Another dog, perhaps a cat?

We cut across the lawn.

We walk fast, I hold my hat.

We take our walk at dawn.

Duchess on our Walk
Duchess on our Walk

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    Carolyn Fields 2 years ago from South Dakota, USA

    Thank you again, Larry.

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    Larry Rankin 2 years ago from Oklahoma

    Wonderful technique and representation of this poetry form.

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    Andrew Chaffey 2 years ago

    I really enjoyed this poem Carolyn. Great work.

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