Note: between basketball and other sports I didn’t really have time to do this properly, so I just winged it. Looking forward to revisiting the form when I do have the time!
Most importantly, breathe in and out.
Don’t panic, write down a few words,
that’s how you write a poem.
One line, two lines, almost a full stanza.
Don’t panic! Write down a few more words.
Your poem doesn’t have to rhyme.
One line, two lines, you have another stanza!
It really doesn’t have to rhyme.
Important, don’t forget: breathe in and out.
That’s how you write a poem!
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Bravo! For a pantoum you say you just winged, this is quite impressive. An ars poetica, too. I especially like how it starts with the image of breathing as an antidote to writer’s anxiety.