winged dreams (a lanterne)

Let
hope be
the wings of
your uncharted
dreams.

03.23.2018
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In response to Blogging from A to Z Challenge and NaPoWriMo 2018.
L is for Lanterne.
Lanterne are:
  1. a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  2. syllabic, 1-2-3-4-1 syllables per line.
  3. is composed with no punctuation and no rhyme, each end-word should be strong.
  4. centered on the page. Since this is a concrete or shape poem, the length of the word on the page factors into the equation, syllable count is not enough to determine the selection.
  5. title optional.

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Limerance

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Limerance: A Lanterne*

I’m
not sure
if it’s love,
but heart skips for
you.

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)


*The Lanterne is a shape poem, centered on the page to resemble the shape of a Japanese lantern. It originated as a nature poem, also called “shaped whimsy”, created by 20th century American Lloyd F. Merrell and described in Pathways for a Poet. The foundation of the shape is similar to the Crapsey Cinquain but with fewer syllables per line. The verse form can be found on line at Instant Poems for Kids. It can also be found, spelled Lanturne, at Shadow Poetry.

This can also be written in a chain. As with most chained verse since the Ancient Greek Echo Verse, the first word of the last line of the previous stanza becomes the first word of the next stanza.

The Lanterne is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 1-2-3-4-1 syllables per line.
  • is composed with no punctuation and no rhyme, each end-word should be strong.
  • centered on the page. Since this is a concrete or shape poem, the length of the word on the page factors into the equation, syllable count is not enough to determine the selection.
  • title optional.

 

Soul’s Due

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Soul’s Due: Lanternes*

Words
you’ve not
written will
be buried with
you.

Tunes
you have
not sung will
fade without one
clue.

So
live life
with fervor,
‘fore death becomes
true.

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In response to May Book Prompts –  by Sarah Doughty and MahWrites.

Today’s prompt is Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #3) by Ransom Riggs.

Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #3)

*Lanterne

The Lanterne is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 1-2-3-4-1 syllables per line.
  • is composed with no punctuation and no rhyme, each end-word should be strong.
  • centered on the page. Since this is a concrete or shape poem, the length of the word on the page factors into the equation, syllable count is not enough to determine the selection.
  • title optional.

 

Left Behind: A Lanterne

lanturne

Left Behind: A Lanterne
©2016 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer

You
promised
f-o-r-e-v-e-r,
I thought it was
true.

Photo credit: Jean Gerber


In response to Blogging from A to Z ChallengeL is for Lanterne.

*Lanterne

The Lanterne is a shape poem, centered on the page to resemble the shape of a Japanese lantern. It originated as a nature poem, also called “shaped whimsy”, created by 20th century American Lloyd F. Merrell and described in Pathways for a Poet. The foundation of the shape is similar to the Crapsey Cinquain but with fewer syllables per line. The verse form can be found on line atInstant Poems for Kids. It can also be found, spelled Lanturne, at Shadow Poetry.

The Lanterne is:

  • a pentastich, a poem in 5 lines.
  • syllabic, 1-2-3-4-1 syllables per line.
  • is composed with no punctuation and no rhyme, each end-word should be strong.
  • centered on the page. Since this is a concrete or shape poem, the length of the word on the page factors into the equation, syllable count is not enough to determine the selection.
  • title optional.

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