Poetry challenge #19: Lantern/Lanturne poetry

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.

Lantern poem

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Lantern-Poem

Lanturne

http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/lanturne.html

682px-Chinese_lantern_in_Dunedin_Chinese_Garden

 

Night

falling

stars blinking

I see your smile

bright.

 

Stars

obscured

wind drags cloud

across your eyes

light.

 

Sky

greying

light growing

you hide your face

dawn.

Advertisements

Published by

Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

33 thoughts on “Poetry challenge #19: Lantern/Lanturne poetry”

  1. Pingback: Autumn | rivrvlogr

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s