My Attempt at a Lanterne 

A fellow blogger, Gretl Feeson at has introduced me to a variety of poetry forms. He’s always so good about providing the syllable count so those of us still learning the craft can give the form a try. 

Today that form was a lanterne, a five line poem (cinquain) with syllable counts of one, two, three, four, and one respectively. Gretl’s lanternes pack a lot of punch; whereas, no matter how much I played with mine it still came out rather wimpy. 

I’ll keep working on the challenge though. Might need to drink a bourbon instead of a wine.


Wild Abandon

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Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

6 thoughts on “My Attempt at a Lanterne ”

  1. Nice write 🙂 Glad you find the blog helpful for form and structure.

    Just to clarify i’m male not female haha

    The first part of my username is my favourite character from an old computer game called timesplitters, she’s a female robot/cyborg though 🙂

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