Poetic Lanterne

A lanterne is a five line quintain verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one. Each line able to stand on its own, and the poem may or may not have a title which sometimes forms an integral part as a ‘sixth line’.

#1
Black,
yellow,
brown, or white–
partitions skin
deep.

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ichthys who welcomes your comments at strandbg@aol.com

emanita01 says:
So, what I thought was NOT a Cinquain (edited & posted below), might just be a Lanterne instead. Hmmm, fodder for thought.

Yes!
I like.
Inspiring!
I’ll try to write,
One.
© M. Anita Bailey

About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and actively learning how to perform stand-up comedy.
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5 Responses to Poetic Lanterne

  1. Jo Bryant says:

    Well done you – love them.

  2. emanita01 says:

    Thanks Jo.
    Looks like i’ve REALLY been bitten by a Cinquain bug 🙂
    …and the good news is, not only is it inspiring, it’s contagious!
    Another writer friend of mine’s read our exchanges and sent me hers yesterday.

    She’s rather shy though, so I won’t be posting hers.

  3. Jo Bryant says:

    That is great – I love it when people get enthused

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