~Poetry-Japanese Lantern Form – Yes


Here is my Japanese Lantern poem. Inspired by Jane at Just Another Nature Enthusiast (see link below).





Simple pleasures




One evening last week, I captured the sun setting behind this tree. The branches form the letter Y. So as it usually goes, I wake up with words in my head. I remembered reading Jane’s post about Japanese Lantern poetry form.


~Here are the rules as posted by Jane on her blog ` Jane

A five-line, eleven-syllable shape poem take the form of a Japanese lantern.

  • Line 1: one syllable (usually the topic and a noun)

  • Line 2: two syllables about the topic

  • Line 3: three syllables about the topic

  • Line 4: four syllables about the topic

  • Line 5:  one syllable (synonym of or related to the first line)

Say yes instead of no when you can, always offer a smile, be positive, enjoy simple pleasures and all things in nature.

A pretty sunset in western Texas


5 thoughts on “~Poetry-Japanese Lantern Form – Yes”

  1. Loved the Japanese Lantern poetry and especially the pictures!

    Hope you are happily on your way home to snowy CO by now. Guessing you will hold off a few days until the blizzard passes!

    Stay safe, and stay warm,



    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Today is a blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. ~ Improbables Librairies


    1. Anne Marie! How are you? I hope you are enjoying yourself! We pulled into Loveland on Monday. Decided to get home a little earlier than usual. Boy what a day we woke up to this morning; a full blown blizzard the likes of we haven’t seen in a very long time – if ever. Lots of snow and wind.

      What have you been doing?

    1. Hey Beth! Thank you! We are experiencing Winter here in Loveland, CO. The snow is piled up along the sides of the roads, in parking lots and still in yards. More snow is predicted for tonight and Saturday. We haven’t seen a blizzard like the one we experienced on Tuesday – if ever.

      I hope you are having good weather!

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