Hello my friend,
It’s Pantun time again! Yes, that’s right.
What? You’re new here and don’t know what a Pantun is? Don’t worry, my friend; that’s totally fine.
My previous Pantun, Your Heart is My Favorite Playground, gives you a brief introduction of what a Pantun is. So if you need some background information on this form of literary work, you’re just a click away. :-)
It’s its form, or the structure.
I know, I know. You may not like form; it puts limitations to our creative minds, it’s a dull expression of literature, it’s a character strongly associated with old literature and not modern one, blah blah blah.
While you may have known that a Pantun rhymes with a-a-a-a or a-b-a-b, bear in mind that the first two lines are the preamble. The last two lines? They’re the essence of the Pantun. A Pantun reciter conveys the message through the last two lines. In short, they give an intro in the first two lines, but speak the truth in the last two lines.
So they’re you go. It’s not that difficult, is it? Now, I could feel you may want to have your hands on this. If you feel the inclination, please have a go. Those who could write a Haiku, I’m sure they could write a Pantun as well.
My Pantun for this occasion is called “A Great Delight”.
Yes, you’re right. Absolutely. Hasie’s brilliant art gives another company to my work. Our collaboration has been tremendously great that we both cannot wait for the year to pass until we could finally have more than 100 pantuns for a Pantun Anthology. More on her works? Please visit: www.kofegeek.wordpress.com and www.kofeart.wordpress.com. Seriously, every second you have there is time worth-spending.
And the Pantun? Oh, here it is:
Hiding behind the clouds, the moon was out of sight
But the starry sky still made it a lovely night
To see your amicable smile truly makes my day bright
And to see your gorgeous face is a great delight