what’s in the fridge?
late night snack
I deserve this
out of bed
creep to window
cry, yell, scream, shout
are you okay?
talk to me
I’m not okay
tired walk down stairs
I wrote these for today’s #tankatuesday poetry challenge by Colleen Chesebro from Word Craft Poetry.
The challenge was to write a lantern poem (also known as a lanterne or lanturne), or a series of lantern poems. A lantern poem has five lines, each of which should be able to stand on its own as a complete thought.
The first line has one syllable, the second has two, the third has three, the fourth has four, and the fifth has one. So, the pattern is 1-2-3-4-1.
As you can see, I ended up writing two poems. The first has three lanterns, and the second has five.
This is the first poetry challenge I’ve done on WordPress so far, but I’m hoping to do more posts like this in the future. I love the challenge of making thoughts fit into a particular structure!
Here is a link to the challenge: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/07/12/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-280-specificform-lanturne-or-lanterne/