This is an attractive form that’s easy to get on with and makes a pleasant shape. I’ve included links to the two different types of lantern/lanturne poetry so you can choose which nuance suits you best. Mine are a mish mash of the two, with the last word of the stanza referring back to the first.
Just realised, I must have had my brain turned off this morning, but the whole point of the lantern poem is the shape it makes. So don’t forget (like I did) to centre your poems.
Given the form and the brevity, this is a good one to use if you want to make a string of small poems.
I see your smile
wind drags cloud
across your eyes
you hide your face
33 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #19: Lantern/Lanturne poetry”
It looks fun. I love the way your three short poems are connected.
Thanks! I like the idea of a string of lanterns.
On my toes again…yours was great
It’s a nice form to work with 🙂
Lovely! As always, you make it seem so easy…
Have a go. This form is an easy one. Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:28:10 +0000 To: email@example.com
Hi Jane, here’s my dancing lantern
Another interesting form. I like how it’s kept simple, like haiku. I enjoyed yours.
Here’s mine. The form is easy to write, but I’m not thrilled with my result. I may have to try again when I have more time. https://merrildsmith.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/morning-a-lantern-quintet-2/
I’ve come back to reread these a few times. All three work well, and the third leaves me with a sense of mystery.
The face in the stars. Glad you found it mysterious 🙂
Here is my attempt on this form, I like it:)
Maybe this one is too obvious, but I’m posting it anyway: https://peterbouchier.wordpress.com/english-essays-and-poems-2/lantern/
Good night, everyone!
Here are my lanterns of faith
I am currently playing the role of caregiver to my partner who had a spinal fusion, but I couldn’t resist your challenge this week. When I did find a lull in my chores I decided to write about my moments of peace. 🙂
Here you go then. Happy weekend!
Thanks for finding a few moments to create, Kat 🙂
Creating is life-staining and helps my sanity greatly! 😊
I can relate to that 🙂
I like this form so much I gave it another whirl:)
And since I actually caught the challenge this week (I seem to keep missing it), here is my entry… http://bit.ly/24uvD5U
Beautiful style of poetry. I love it and can’t wait to try. All three poems are lovely, especially the 2nd one. 🙂
Thanks Vashti! I enjoy using this form. In many ways I prefer it to haiku that seems often to get hijacked by quips rather than poetry.
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