Sun Worship (Pantuom)

The Forest is nourished by the Sun

As God smiles down on His Creation

All living things, Yes, Every one

Exists at the Creator’s Invitation

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As God smiles down on His creation

In Deep forest the Tree Tops are High

Exists at the Creator’s Invitation

Trees cradle the Sun, low in the Sky

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In Deep forest the Tree Tops are High

Taking Holy Heat through bending Bough

Trees cradle the Sun, low in the Sky

That worship as the Ancients allow

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Taking Holy Heat through bending Bough

The Forest is nourished by the Sun

That worship as the Ancients allow

All living things, Yes, Every one

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Author Notes:

Trees hold up the sun in worship at the end of the day, as nature offers reverent prayers. At least, that is what it looks like to me. Since trees are living organisms, they may worship in ways that humans don’t perceive.

This poem is Pantoum.
A pantoum is a poem that is made up of quatrains with interweaving repeated lines. In that sense, the pantoum is a form of poetry similar to a villanelle. It 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. This 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. Ideally, the meaning of lines shifts when they are repeated although the words remain exactly the same. So, although they are the same words, their meaning is changed. this gives the poem it’s intrinsic beauty.
A four-stanza pantoum is common, (although more may be used) and in the final stanza, you could simply repeat lines one and three from the first stanza, or write new lines.

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