My Take – TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 280, 7/12/22, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

Lisa, the VerseSmith, chose the form we are challenged to write this week. She chose the Lanturne or Lanterne.

The lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one. (1, 2, 3, 4, 1).

This week, write a lanturne poem or a series of lanturne poems. (A series gets you extra credit, by the way). The only thing I ask is that you do not use “ing” ending words to satisfy the word count.

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words
written
feelings shared
need empathy
read

read
written
thoughts are scarce
communicate-
words

words
poems
syllables
relationships
read

Thank you for reading!

©Ruth Klein’s Scribbles

18 thoughts on “My Take – TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 280, 7/12/22, #SpecificForm: Lanturne or Lanterne

  1. There is something reassuring about words written and read – a kind of connection that can draw many people from diverse areas (geographical, philosophical, ethical, political) into understanding and community! Love how you achieved that with your Lanturnes!

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