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Lantern Poems

Lantern Poems - Below are popular examples of all types of lantern poetry to share and read. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for lantern.

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They talk so much but do little
Yes that’s it, for that is all they can do
When we used to walk distances on daily routine
It was enough to say things can be made better	
Horses, bicycles and carts saved the bare-footed walks
But...Read More
Categories: lantern, 4th grade, emotions, humanity, jealousy,
Form: Free verse

Autmn Royal

Come my love past the beauty of the hill
Ablaze with ginger sunset and fall fire
On a fast downhill wagon hayride thrill
In festive saffron and amber attire
Celebrating with tambourine and lyre
Autumn’s gift of new harvest abundance
With an improvised Abu Barn floor...Read More
Categories: lantern, autumn,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Eyes of Enchantment
Magic loves the indistinct,
the oblique and enticing,
clandestine and obscure:

The shifting reflections
of a dusky jack-o’-lantern . . .
The collage of hidden gifts
and refracted Christmas lights . . .
Vernacular landmarks
transformed by snow . . .

Shrouded lakes exhaling mist . . .
Majestic nighttime...Read More
Categories: lantern, dream, fantasy, imagination, magic, mystery, myth,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Always And Forever - The Lanterne Style

~ Always  And  Forever ~
( Lanterne  Suite )

You  so
Close   always
Your  loves  in my


Love  makes
Me  happy
With  you my heart


Day I
Desire more
Your  love  dream  of


Are ...Read More
Categories: lantern, angel, beautiful, emotions, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I Am Your Shadow
I Am Your Shadow

You literally crawl out of your bed before the sun has come up,
Stretching reluctantly, knowing it’s another day on this island earth.
So you drag yourself to the john down the hallway a bit, 
And urinate dutifully and...Read More
Categories: lantern, life,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Hocus POTUS
Found this president, orange and mean,
What a lantern for this Halloween!
So I’ll scoop off his pate
to de-seed him, but wait!
Inside, not a thing can be seen!

Happy Hallooooooweeeeen!...Read More
Categories: lantern, fun, funny, halloween, humor, humorous,
Form: Limerick
Pumkin Guy
by Wayne Wysocki

A Jack-o-Lantern, it's said,
Had the brain scooped out of his head;
     He was only as bright
     As the dim candle light,
But boy was he handsome instead!...Read More
Categories: lantern, halloween,
Form: Limerick
Vanquishing Vampire Vixens, Part II
Allan seemed mad,”How can you even ask?!”
Sol said,”All right, let’s then get to the task.
Find any townspeople still somewhat hale,
then go get me ladders, some boards, and some nails.

“And do it quickly, there’s work to do yet,
we must finish it...Read More
Categories: lantern, adventure, evil, fantasy, hero, history, horror, night,
Form: Cowboy
Premium Member Pumpkin Juice Boogie
Goblins, ghosts, pumpkin juice boogie.
Witches, cats, dumpkin loose, moogie.
Halloween, trick-or-treat, spider web woogie.
Costumes, masks, mamas, wider ebb soogie.

October magic, moonlight, bats in a choogie,
Secretive coven twilight, hats in a doogie.
Jack-o-lantern carving, cats in a loose loogie,
Goblins, ghosts, pumpkin juice boogie.
...Read More
Categories: lantern, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Floral Solace
He flipped the delicate Lotus Flower from one palm into the other

Wondering about a world of meaning for petals in transitory circles

Painted a moon and sun giving birth to all life and death just the same

One hand cannot clap on...Read More
Categories: lantern, flower,
Form: Free verse
Awaiting a Face
The pumpkin sits there waiting 
For its jack-o-lantern face,
Which soon enough that orange smoothness
It will thus replace.

Decisions will be left to both
The grandkids and the dad
Regarding its expression -
Happy, scary, shocked or mad.

I won't be there when they begin
The scooping...Read More
Categories: lantern, halloween,
Form: Rhyme
The lighthouse stands atop the hill,
A warning for all sailors,
That here be shallow waters,
Reefs and widow makers.

She stands there in all weather,
To shine her beacon bright.
Through wind and rain and dark of night,
She's there to shine her light.

Some say the...Read More
Categories: lantern, halloween, love,
Form: Quatrain
October Sky
Treetops silhouette...
Jack-o'-lantern sunset grins! :-D
Pumpkin horizon...Read More
Categories: lantern, autumn, imagery, october, sky, smile, sunset, tree,
Form: Haiku
Elena The Water Fae
Beside a creek, I saw a Fae,
upon a warm, summery day;
When she looked up and said “hello”,
my finite mind was truly blown.

There she lay upon the grass,
never flinching as I passed.
“You won’t remember me tomorrow,
imagining you’ve had too much Bordeaux”.

Not...Read More
Categories: lantern, fairy, fantasy, myth, nature, poems, poetry, water,
Form: Rhyme
The Greatest of These
The Greatest of These…

A portrait of the perfect tenderness eternal,
 Painted from the rising mists of a broken promise -
   Finished on a Friday afternoon – complete the promise
Of the everlasting word in worldly wastelands and in realms...Read More
Categories: lantern, angel, faith, love, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I'll Be Here For You
Tho' we are reaching the end of our rainbows
With our memories much more precious than gold
As leaves from our tree of life fall from the bough
To me you never seem to grow old somehow . . .

When your steps get...Read More
Categories: lantern, care, dedication, love,
Form: Narrative
Tomorrows' Moon
Sweeping clouds 
Billowing white, 
Hiding tomorrows' Moon, 
in golden light 
For, where there is gold light, 
there can be silver too 
Precious colours, 
that can be seen through the night 
Dusk fell, swiftly 
The emerging night, 
changed all......Read More
Categories: lantern, moon,
Form: Ballad
Premium Member Autumn is Here in all Her Glory
Crows, bats, witches, haunted houses, goblins, ghosts and me
Pumpkin bread, corn pudding, warm caramel apples my way.
Delicate intricate spider webs between my house and garage.
Holding me in a delighted way on an October day.

Stringy gooey gritty globs of pumpkin slosh...Read More
Categories: lantern, autumn, seasons,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Halloween
Horror movies, popcorn, and
apples with caramel;
Lights fog from a Jack o’ Lantern, 
Let the wheel turn again; 
October, the thinnest veil,
Witches soar across the Moon;
Even as the magic begins, 
every year over too soon;
nothing like the spirit of Halloween....Read More
Categories: lantern, halloween,
Form: Acrostic
Premium Member Cecile the Firefly
Imagine a thousand fireflies blinking at the same time,
not a fly and not a bug but a glowing, flashing beetle;
as a child I caught one in a jar and named him Cecile,
in a marsh among the long dense grass they...Read More
Categories: lantern, childhood, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Autumn in Her Glory
Crows, bats, witches, haunted houses, goblins, ghosts and me
Pumpkin bread, corn pudding, warm caramel apples my way.
Delicate intricate spider webs between my house and garage.
Holding me in a delighted way on an October day.

Stringy gooey gritty globs of pumpkin slosh...Read More
Categories: lantern, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, 6th
Form: Haiku
His Lantern Leads the Way
Rob’s lantern leads the way to home,
upon a dark October night.
With dragging feet too tired to roam,
he’s grateful for the glowing light.

Upon a dark October night,
a message came to cause alarm.
He’s grateful for the glowing light.
Help needed at the neighbor’s...Read More
Categories: lantern, light, october, poems,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Jack o' Lantern
a fall character
wearing a big scary grin
orange jack o lantern...Read More
Categories: lantern, fun, scary, silly, smile,
Form: Haiku
A Traditional Housewife
The  woman 
married  at  young  age ,
(she got a scant education )
to  the  eldest  son  of  the parents
of  a big  family.

As a housewife
usually  she  grinding , hand...Read More
Categories: lantern, 1st grade, woman,
Form: Free verse
The hazy, smoke-filled skies of summer I remember well;
farewell was on my mind, and the thoughts that I can't tell
rang bells within (the din was in) my mind, and I can't say
if what we had was good or bad, or...Read More
Categories: lantern, boy, youth,
Form: Verse