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Joy – Lantern poems

Lantern poems are very short poem and easy to write! It only has five lines and this is how many syllables are in each:
The first line has got 1 syllable
The second line has got 2 syllables
The third line has got 3 syllables
The forth line has got 4 syllables
And the 5th line has got 1 syllable ( This line usually is strongly related to the first line )
They must be center aligned to look like the shape of a Japanese lantern ( this is why they are called lantern poems )

Joy
Grows strong
If we have
Desire to
Love

 © 2010 Marinela Reka

Lantern Poems

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  2. Barb says:

    Hello Marinela,
    Simple but very effective in conveying feeling. I enjoyed learning of this form.

  3. Yuva says:

    Yes the joy of a lifetime, is the love one acquire in life.

    but i also think simple pleasure of daily life all adds up to summarize life of joy..

  4. Yuva says:

    and your vocab… is fab..

  5. SandyCarlson says:

    I so needed this. Thank you.

    I will try this form of poetry with my students. I like it very much.

  6. Stan Ski says:

    Sounds good, looks good – I’ll try one… or two…

  7. Marinela says:

    Thank you everyone!
    It would be lovely to read your lantern poems!
    I appreciate your time! 😀
    Warmly
    Marinela x

  8. Hilary says:

    Hi Marinela .. thank you for letting me know about lantern poems .. one day I’ll give them a go .. for now more than enough on! Have a great week .. Hilary

  9. Linda Jacobs says:

    I’m going to try these! Thanks! I love what you wrote and the picture of Kermit is so cute.

  10. Eileen says:

    Lovely lantern poem. Thanks for the instructions, you make it sound easy.

  11. william says:

    very nice indeed, I always like to read other forms of poetry thank you

  12. Erin says:

    So much wisdom packed into one short poem! I’d never heard of a lantern poem, but now I’m looking forward to trying it.

  13. Pietro says:

    Marinela, that’s an interesting form of poetry, and your composition is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Dee says:

    I enjoyed learning about lantern poems and your is beautiful!

  15. George says:

    I’m going to try these! Thanks! I love what you wrote and the picture of Kermit is so cute.

  16. Nick says:

    very nice indeed, I always like to read other forms of poetry thank you

  17. Simon says:

    Marinela, that’s an interesting form of poetry, and your composition is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Thomma Lyn says:

    Wise words, and what fun, learning about lantern poems. 🙂

  19. Tumblewords says:

    Ah, I enjoyed learning about this form and particularly enjoyed your words and photo!

  20. Nara Malone says:

    I found your site through Sunday scribblings. I loved learning about lantern poems. I’ll have to try one — maybe for poetry train tomorrow. There’s so much to learn here. I’ll have to visit often.

  21. Ji says:

    lovely poem,
    it is technique required, but you make it very beautiful!

  22. ayu says:

    simply amazing..and the message is so true..:)

    (ps. check out my latest post if you have time,,.thanks :3)

  23. Bananazക says:

    Great lantern poem something very new to me love your poems. Nice blog, will be back for more ~;) tQ.

  24. Gemma says:

    Love generates an ultimate joy that sings within! Lovely poem!

  25. Sathish says:

    Ur blog’s very nice ,i went through couple of ur poems & was impressed..
    The vocab was very good ,will definitely follow-up…

    keep blogging
    cheers !!!

  26. Ian says:

    very nice indeed, I always like to read other forms of poetry thank you

  27. Petty Witter says:

    Many thanks for visiting me over at Pen And Paper.

    Some great verse, I don’t know if you’d be interested but I take part in a poetry meme most Wednesdays, f you’d like to pop over then you’ll find a link to Cara who hosts it OR if you like I’d be more than happy to include a link to your blog in my post on Wednesday – just let me know. Nice to meet you, best wishes, P.W.

  28. Ian says:

    simply amazing..and the message is so true..:)

    (ps. check out my latest post if you have time,,.thanks :3)

  29. Lifetips says:

    Great lantern poem marinela, well done!

  30. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of lantern poems before. They remind me of haiku but with an aesthetically pleasing shape (I’m assuming the name is related to the shape of the poems). I’m definitely going to try these!

  31. Kelly says:

    What a clever way to write poetry! I like trying to write Haiku sometimes and I think this would be just as fun.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

  32. Leslie says:

    ooo thanks for the lantern tip and the sweet Joy

    glad you popped by my site

    Happy Monday

  33. JeggyPo says:

    I love simple truth. The lantern Japanese poem is new to me. Thank you for sharing. Well done!
    Peggy Jo

  34. Ian says:

    What a clever way to write poetry! I like trying to write Haiku sometimes and I think this would be just as fun.

    Thanks for visiting my blog today!!

  35. adam says:

    Great form and message to the poem. Nobody has to tell Kermit (my fav) to go green. lol Have a great day

  36. Jenners says:

    Oh … how wonderful. I loved learning about this type of poem. It is pleasing to the eye and the ear. I’ll have to give it a try sometime.

  37. Arti says:

    Hi Marinela,
    What a simple yet strikingly beautiful way to write a poem..I loved it.
    For a 14 year old you seem so talented…
    Thanks.Have a good day!!!

  38. Mary Lou says:

    Marinela, Thanks for your comment on my post. I’m going to try a lantern poem. I love your work.

  39. Marinela says:

    Hey everyone!
    I am so glad that you all enjoy reading about lantern poems,
    You should all give it a go!
    It is my pleasure to read your whats on blogs 😀
    Warmly,
    Marinela x

  40. Titanium says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for visiting- I’ll be back, again and again. Your writing is simply lovely.

    The lantern poem here casts a beautiful glow all around. Thanks for this…

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  42. She Writes says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog!

  43. Amity says:

    Nice lesson from you dear…:)

    I will try my hand on it someday soon!

    And the message is very beautiful…joy could only grow strong through our desire to love!

  44. Emmanuel says:

    I just learnt this. Educative..

  45. Petty Witter says:

    Just to let you know I’ve posted your details. Cara is having some kind of poetry contest over at her blog (theres a link on my site) if you are interested.

  46. wordwand says:

    well done marinela, a lovely poem.Nice to link joy and love .

  47. Ramesh Sood says:

    You
    Mentor one
    With least effort
    Incredibly wonderful
    Poetess

  48. Ramesh Sood says:

    Hi Marinela,

    Has been traveling on your birthday.. Here’s wishing you a belated Happy Birthday.. you know birthday is a reminder that we are growing up yet it is equally a reminder to resolve that we would never let the child in us go away ever.. for that’s from where we get all our strength to live happily..

    Happy writing and happier sharing..

  49. I am so impressed by your poems and your blog!
    I never saw anyone who has 69 comments on their posts!
    I just realized how ignorant I was not to have heard about you earlier.

    I love when you say “I hope you will enjoy reading my poem as much as I enjoy writing them” I used the same sentence in my blog on many occasion.
    of course people are going to enjoy reading you because you write from your heart, and your writing is so pure!
    Like an angel!
    Thank you Marinela
    Mirella

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