Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,107 Points (25 July 1956)

A Satin Bowerbird (A Short Pantoum) - Poem by Diane Hine

Rearranging blue
ornaments and shiny words
perfects your pantoum
Mister Bowerbird.

Ornaments and shiny words;
wizardry
Mister Bowerbird,
but you’re always so busy.

Wizardry
perfects your pantoum,
but you’re always so busy
rearranging blue.


Comments about A Satin Bowerbird (A Short Pantoum) by Diane Hine

  • Gold Star - 24,839 Points Valsa George (3/24/2014 12:22:00 AM)

    The bower bird is so busy arranging and rearranging objects to decorate his cage! So Mr Bird has his apartment ready to invite Miss bird....! The comparison of building his nest to writing a pantoum by arranging words in the right order is very ingenious! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 446 Points Lawerence Mize (3/22/2014 8:28:00 AM)

    Loved what you did with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,677 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/10/2014 7:17:00 AM)

    I'd never heard of bowerbirds or pantoums before reading this and you have inspired me to find out more about both. A clever rhyme. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,679 Points Valerie Dohren (3/7/2014 2:46:00 PM)

    Bowerbirds are amazing - good one Diane, love the form. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 6, 2014


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