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No. 1639: Pantoum

This, according to my dictionary, is a verse-form, consisting of quatrains rhym- ing ab ab bc bc, etc, returning to rhyme a at the end. You are invited to write one of approximately 16 lines on the subject of either bathrooms or kitchens. Entries to 'Competition No. 1639' by 17 August.