The Lannet form was created by Laura Lamarca.
The “Lannet” is a form of sonnet.
The Lannet consists of 14 lines – presentation of such piece is to the poet’s preference. There is a strict syllable count of 10 per line.
The Lannet has NO END-LINE RHYMING SCHEME.
NO RHYME is REQUIRED. END-LINE RHYME is NOT ALLOWED.
Only internal rhyme is allowed.
There is no METER stipulated for a Lannet.
Tell Me of Your Anger in Whispers (Lannet Sonnet)
Should you be moved to speak in anger, love,
I ask that first you test your words alone.
If anger stems from blunder that I’ve made
You’ll want to be assured I understand.
Harsh words once thrown will travel like a spear
and cannot be retracted once they’re said.
We’ve both before said words we can’t disown,
So hold those words for later; don’t despair
There’s nothing risked delaying words that grate.
Is it essential now that blame be found?
You’re usually correct in matters
such as this, and when I’m not defensive
I’m contrite. So hold those words a bit then
my love, use whispers closely late tonight.