Monday, 25 April 2011

Lantern Poem ("L" in A to Z blogging challenge)

Lantern poems are very short poems which are fun to read. 

The lantern is a short hanging lantern shape poem from Japan

Lantern peom describs a specific one syllable noun, such as a feeling, a thing, or an abstract idea. 

The lantern poem takes the form of a hanging lantern, going from short to wider as the poem goes on, and then becoming short again in the final line. 

The purpose of the lantern poem is to illuminate the subject and re-imagine or personalize it for the reader, not just to simply define it.

All one need is patience and concentration because they are tightly- composed
Five line Lantern poem has one syllables in first line, two syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third line, four syllables in the fourth line and finally one syllable in the fifth line. Each line able to stand on its own with or without a title that sometimes forms an integral part as a 'sixth' line.

My first attempt to Lantern Poem as following:

Sun Light
Sun to Earth
Traveling all the way
Whole world waits for it
Flowers starts smiling, Birds starts singing
Plants starts cooking in presence of it
Rivers and streams starts glittering while flowing down


  1. A beautiful post and pictures. I like all your meanings of light plus I learned something. Thank you
    Wanna buy a duck

  2. Thanks for your visit. May I know what you have learned? Thats great.

  3. This is a wonderful post and a great lantern poem. I hadn't heard of that type of poem before, so thanks for introducing it to me. I appreciate you stopping by my blog, and I'm glad I stopped by yours. I look forward to seeing more great stuff like this.

  4. cool poem and I love the pictures as well!
    Great meeting you through the A-Z!

  5. great poem and absolutely gorgeous photos.

  6. I just discovered your blog through A-Z, it's great to meet you. I'd never heard of lantern poems before, how interesting. I loved your poem and the photos!


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