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Poetry by Kavya Janani. U
Night Lullaby – Pantoum

Night Lullaby – Pantoum

This velvety night tucks me in.
These walls tell me stories
Of warm music and soft people.
How will I not sleep to that voice?

These walls tell me stories
Of the moon’s glint on my mirror.
How will I not sleep to that voice?
This night has melatonin.

Of the moon’s glint on my mirror,
Wondrous incandescence.
This night has melatonin.
It lulls me with a well-strung melody.

Wondrous incandescence
Of warm music and soft people.
It lulls me with a well-strung melody.
This velvety night tucks me in.

©Kavya Janani. U


A pantoum is  composed of a series of quatrains; the second and fourth lines of each stanza are repeated as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The pattern continues for any number of stanzas, except for the final stanza, which differs in the repeating pattern. The first and third lines of the last stanza are the second and fourth of the penultimate; the first line of the poem is the last line of the final stanza, and the third line of the first stanza is the second of the final.


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