“Inventory” (A Pantoum)

At the piano where my mother played
Remembered remnants from a long-past youth.
In the scholar’s chair where my father stayed
Ruminations on life, beauty and truth.

Remembered remnants from a long-past youth.
Material goods no longer wanted.
Ruminations on life, beauty and truth.
Cerebral musings no longer vaunted.

Material goods no longer wanted
I rethink my life, goals, accomplishment.
Cerebral musings no longer vaunted
I will never regret the time well spent.

I rethink my life, goals, accomplishment
In the scholar’s chair where my father stayed.
I will never regret the time well spent
At the piano where my mother played.

(Written for dVersepoets, “Are You Listing?” July 25, 2013.)

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9 Responses to “Inventory” (A Pantoum)

  1. brian miller says:

    i will never regret time well spent either…
    and the piano where your mother played sounds like a good place…
    full of memories…my mom played as well.

  2. Grace says:

    Those are times well spent, no regrets ~ Lovey work on the form too 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    Oh, this is so touching really. Such memories are much more valuable than any material goods could be!

  4. claudia says:

    yes…the treasure is in the moments well spent with friends and family..sounds like lovely memories

  5. Patience says:

    Hi. I nominated you for a Shine On Award. All the details are on my Shine On Award blog post.

  6. This is a touching list of memories to be treasured and the way you used the form is so effective because of the line repetition. I forget about this form which does create a very unique effect. A list to hold on to.

  7. A difficult form (imo), you’ve handled it with well, the warmth of the sentiment repeated lends to the emotion coming full circle, in a sense, completing it. Nice, Jason

  8. ds says:

    I love the fact that you made a pantoum of your “list”. It is so effective, those remembered remnants. I can see them: mother at the piano, father in his “scholar’s chair.” Thank you.

  9. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    A good inventory! And I love pantoums. 🙂

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