Pixel Prose Challenge–Paths

Lanterne poetry is defined by Poetry Soup (this is a great site to post your poetry too by the way) as:

“A type of poem that has one syllable in the first line, two syllables in the second line, three syllables in the third line, four syllables in the fourth line, and one syllable in the fifth line that related to the first word of the poem.

Example
  • 5 line poem
  • each line has a specific number of syllables
    line 1 = 1 syllable
    line 2 = 2 syllables
    line 3 = 3 syllables
    line 4 = 4 syllables
    line 5 = 1 syllable
  • lines do not rhyme
  • poem is based on one sentence or idea”

I came upon this type of poetry today on the blog called, “Friendly Fairy Tales,” and was enthralled by the simplicity of the words. The idea is for the words to form the shape of a lantern (see below).  I could not get the words placed on the photo in the lantern shape because I wanted the path to be the focal point. I will work on this in the future Smile

Anyway, all I could think of was how perfect this would be for Amanda’s Pixel Prose Challenge!

Paths Lanterne

Paths

new doors

from our past

first steps toward

home

I love the brevity of the words and the shape of the word pattern.  I look forward to playing with this poetry in the future.

I took this photo this morning on my walk and was startled to see that a path seemed to lead into the swamp from the way the trees grew.  Very COOL!  The swamp changes drastically in the winter and I had never seen this view before.

Thanks for checking in on me today.  I always enjoy seeing your smiling face!

Silver Threading

Author: Colleen Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro loves writing speculative fiction and the sub-genres of fantasy and magical realism, other types of cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood – or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Fairy Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. You can learn more about Colleen at www.colleenchesebro.com.

34 thoughts on “Pixel Prose Challenge–Paths”

  1. This is very cool! I think I stumbled across this type of poem once but never felt inspired to try it…I’m definitely going to now. Yours is lovely! And great photo

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  2. Hi Colleen, thank you for introducing us to another type of poetry. There seem to be more and more popping up all the time, but I quite like this style. Mind you, I rather think that the words form the shape of a Christmas Tress rather than a lantern, but that could be it’s not long until December is upon us 🙂 Ho, ho, ho… (see, I’m already in the Christmas spirit).

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