Thanks to Violet Nesdoly, today's Poetry Friday hostess!
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A few weeks ago I discovered a poetry format I hadn’t heard of before, the lanturne poem. This format has five lines and describes a single-syllable noun in a specific syllabic pattern. When complete, the poem takes the shape of a Japanese lantern.
The formula for writing a lanturne poem looks like this:
Line 1: 1 syllable
Line 2: 2 syllables
Line 3: 3 syllables
Line 4: 4 syllables
Line 5: I syllable
I am a big fan of short poetic formats and had fun writing my own lanturne poems:
I was excited to discover this (new to me) format. Like haiku, lanturne poetry zooms in on its subject and presents it in a neat little package. There is something very satisfying about this! Why not try writing your own lanturne poem today?
Happy Friday, and Happy Writing!