What to Submit?
1 original, poem on any theme using the Lanterne form. Write 1 or 2 Lanterne using the same letter throughout, ALL words must start with the letter you choose. If you write 2 Lanternes use the same Theme. Do Not use the same Word Twice. See my example titled 'Sandcastles'. I expect yours to be much better. New Poems, No Names, Date Your Poem, "EVERY single word of every single line starts with that same letter."
A Lanterne is 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. Lines do Not rhyme, Poem is based on One sentence or idea
- 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
First Prize, Glory
Second Prize, Glory
Third Prize, Glory
Twelve Honorable Mentions
Preparing Your Entry
Submit one copy of your poem online. Format your poem. Please make your entry easy to read — no illustrations or fancy fonts.
Poems should be in English. Poems translated from other languages are not eligible, unless you wrote both the original poem and the translation.
A Note to Poetry Contestants
You are welcome to enter this contest, whether or not you won a prize in one of my previous contests.