Sunday, April 27, 2014

DAY TWENTY-SEVEN!! "Lantern Poem" for 30 Poems in 30 Days" #NationalPoetryMonth



OK, we are nearing the end of our challenge. Today we are doing a simple little Japanese poetry form called a "Lantern Poem."

A lantern poem is a five line poem in the shape of a Japanese lantern. Please note that each line is specific in what the word(s) should be describing and then also note the number of syllables per line. These poems do not have titles – the first line is basically the title.

The Pattern is:

Line 1: noun (one syllable)
Line 2: describe the noun (two syllables)
Line 3: describe the noun (three syllables
Line 4: describe the noun (four syllables)
Line 5: synonym for noun in line one (one syllable)

Examples:

Today would have been the birthday of a sweet writer friend of mine – she passed away just over a year ago. When I did this poetry challenge in 2011 she wrote the following LANTERN POEM and I thought I would share it as a lovely example of this poetry form:

        Sin
    Transgress
    Remission
The Atonement
       Debt
                  © 2011 Mary Walling

Here’s another example, from Sally Clark:

        Sword
       weapon
straight-edged steel
    deadly saber
       Blade
      © 2008 Sally Clark ~ (Example from “The Highlights of Homeschooling: How to Write 30 Forms of Poetry – The American Revolution” by Teresa Ives Lilly, poetry by Sally Clark) FYI: Teresa Ives Lilly is the author of several Christian romance novels ~ website: Teresa Lilly

And here’s my Lantern poem:

        Trust
       Faithful
    Always there
  Can depend on
        You
                   © 2014 Stephanie Abney

YOUR TURN!! 

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Love
Always
Forever
Heaven's reward
Trust

Tanya Parker Mills said...

Book
Wordy
Treasure-trove
Thought-provoking
Tome

Diane Jortner said...

Kids
Children
Make me smile
Loving always
Mine

And for my new graduate:

School
College
BYU
Lost of Homework
Done

Stacy said...

Food
Nourish
Enjoyment
Meets many needs
Grub

Spouse
Marriage
Eternal
Making life sweet.
Friend.