What is a pantoum?
I sat down tonight to write a pantoum
Each line must be octosyllabic
To follow the normal custom
If I err please don’t be a critic
Should I rhyme the right line when
I stand up tonight to recite a pantoum
Or is it okay to deviate from the rules quite a lot
And not follow the normal custom.
(Written during a debate on what exactly is a pantoum on a poetry course.)