Lanturne or Lanterne

The Lanturne is a verse of 5 lines shaped like a Japanese
lantern with a syllabic pattern of 1/2/3/4/1.

Must be Centered

Example Poem

Some Lanturnes

One
Two, Three
Look at me.
What do you see?
Me.

Lit
Lantern
Summons some
Nighttime flying
Moths.

Long
leggy
lasses love
lecherous lads’
looks.

Wife
kisses
husband who
is most happy
man.

© Lawrencealot – April, 2012

 

Note I have found both spellings widely used:

lanturne = Poetscornerblog, poemhunter, Shadowpoetry
lanterne = Wikipeidia, poetrymagnumopus, poetrysoup

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