The pantun (Jawi: ڤنتون) is a Malay poetic form. The pantun originated as a traditional oral form of expression. The first examples to be recorded appear in the 15th century in the Malay Annals and the Hikayat Hang Tuah. The most common theme is love.
pantun, kind of traditional poetry, each verse of which consists of two couplets: the first suggest the 2nd by sound or other similarity. It is often sung in contests where a boy addresses a quatrain to a girl who must answer with a quatrain of her own Balifolder.com