Pantoum for the Dancing Cranes



Exciting, jumping, bowing, and voicing

In jerky sequence, their deep possession,

And in the meadow, their high rejoicing

Reflect a sense of controlled aggression.

In jerky sequence, their deep possession

Engendering hope for a free future,

Reflects a sense of controlled aggression.

Their enthusiastic song sounds super.

Engendering hope for a free future

They have elegant and dramatic leaps.

Their enthusiastic song sounds super.

In wing-flapping dances, they play for keeps.

They have elegant and dramatic leaps.

They form pairs of a courtship ritual,

In wing-flapping dances, they play for keeps.

Paired for life, their love is perpetual.

They form pairs of a courtship ritual

Bowing and bobbing for fidelity.

Paired for life, their love is perpetual.

Their ballet shows grace and sincerity.

Bowing and bobbing for fidelity,

Red-crowned, they try to dance in the snow.

Their ballet shows grace and sincerity.

In the light, their movement is sweet and slow.

Red-crowned, they try to dance in the snow.

They are 'birds of happiness' in Japan.

In the light, their movement is sweet and slow.

In China, this dance is done by the man.

They are 'birds of happiness' in Japan.

Exciting, jumping, bowing, and voicing.

In China, this dance is done by the man.

And in the meadow, they are rejoicing.
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Submitted by Marieta on July 07, 2017

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Scheme A B a b B C b C C D C D D E D E E F E F F G F G G H G H H A H a
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,286
Words 214
Stanzas 32
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Marieta Maglas

Ardus Publications, Sybaritic Press, Prolific Press, Silver Birch Press, HerEthics Books, and some others published the poems of Marieta Maglas in anthologies like Tanka Journal , Three Line Poetry #25, Three Line Poetry #39 edited by Glenn Lyvers, The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry edited by Yossi Faybish, A Divine Madness edited by John Patrick Boutilier, Near Kin edited by Marie Lecrivain, ENCHANTED - Love Poems and Abstract Art edited by Gabrielle de la Fair, Intercontinental Anthology edited by Madan Gandhi, and Nancy Drew Anthology edited by Melanie Villines. Her poems have been also published in journals like Poeticdiversity, I Am not a Silent Poet, Our Poetry Corner, and Antarctica Journal. more…

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