Thursday, April 23, 2015

Day 23 - 2015 How to Write a “Lantern Poem” for #NationalPoetryMonth “30 poems in 30 days”



Day 23 - 2015 How to Write a “Lantern Poem” for #NationalPoetryMonth “30 poems in 30 days”

OK, let’s do 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:

Here are a couple of lovely examples from a sweet writer friend of mine who passed away a couple of years ago:

 
    Sin
    Transgress
    Remission
      The Atonement
       Debt
                                                                                                                   © 2011 Mary Walling


        House
       Mansion
    Dwelling place
       Habitation
         Home
                             © 2011 Mary Walling


                And here’s my Lantern poem:

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

Now it’s YOUR TURN!! 

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And if you choose to post your poems on your own blog – that’s awesome. But please don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem and LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to read the instructions. Thanks for respecting my work.

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Life
God's gift
To exist
Eternity
Soul

Heidi Murphy said...

Here's mine: http://murph4slaw.blogspot.com/2015/04/this-will-be-lantern-poem-today.html

Jewelianna said...

Sleep
Peaceful
Slumbering
Energizing
Rest