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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2202282
A Malay pantun (poetic form) about a boat race. HM in Oriental Poetry Contest 57.
Boat Race

The creaking oarlocks, the blades are driving,
in unison set, the backs are bending,
grit faces concentrate, sinews striving,
and boats over stream, the water rending.


Malay pantun
rhyme abab
10 syllables in each line
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