How to begin? (pantoum)

I sat down at my desk this afternoon, wanting to write something but with neither time nor motivation for the novel in progress (sadly, writer’s block is very much a thing). Instead I looked up a list of writing prompts and the one for today was ‘Write about a beginning’.

So I did.

The beginning is the difficult part…
Should I begin this verse with an image?
A rose, maybe, or, given the weather,
Cold rain beating against my window.

Should I begin this verse with an image,
The red rose, I am led on to love songs;
Cold rain beating against my window,
The bleaker image for a bleaker time.

The red rose… I am led on to love songs’
Imagery. You know as well as I
The bleaker image for a bleaker time
Is needed now. I shall let the winter rain,

Imagery you know as well as I,
Run onto this page, take shape where it
Is needed. Now I shall let the winter rain
Beat against your window, as it does mine.

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