Hi, I like your lanturnes. Right yesterday I found this form.
It is very similar to the German „Elfchen“ – only Elfchen counts words rather than syllables.
Would you allo me to translate your poems?
Uhm, excuse me. Shouldn’t you be asking what is a „lantern“?
Actually, it is a lanturne. A lanturne is a five lined Japanese form of poetry with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one. If you use your imagination, the basic shape of a lanturne does look like a lantern. This is the type of poetry we learned about in our first writing class in September. Here are a couple written by me, the teacher.
on your face;
telling of your
Stay tuned for our next post which will feature lanturnes written by our students.