Lake, by Britta Benson

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I’ve never written a lanturne. This is a first. I came across a challenge on Word Craft Poetry and couldn’t resist. Here’s the link to the full blog post: https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/07/12/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-280-specificform-lanturne-or-lanterne/

Initially, I struggled with a theme. Then, I thought, hey, I’m swimming in a lake every day, so why not use that? So without any further ado, here’s my very first lanturne. ta-da!

Lake

Lake,
swim, swam,
cool, close, near,
body stretches.
Push!

Pull
further.
Element
of mermaids, ducks.
Glide.

Dive
under.
Blink, sink, feel.
Water carries
me.

30 thoughts on “Lake, by Britta Benson

    1. Thanks, Sarah. I think I quite like the lanturne form. I’m still fairly new to syllabic poetry. I liked your first lanturne a lot, especially the way you weave family memories into your poem, nicely done!

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      1. I’m not suggesting or requesting that you do this. But on my site there is a Categories Drop-down. Lanturne Poetry is listed there if you wanted to read some of mine. No better. No worse that anyone elses.

        I understand wanting to try new types. I did a lot of exploring about six years ago. Lazy now. 😦

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      2. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Had a wee look at your lanturne poetry list. Your blog is much more organized than mine! I like your lanturne poetry. I realized, that I read some of them before and ‘liked’ them, without paying much attention to the form.

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      3. If only I were as organized in my household affairs. 🙂
        I had blogged for years and stopped in 2016. Came back in 2020 and knew I needed to keep track of what I did and when I did it. And where I could I find it – if I wanted to. Crazy I know.

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    1. Thanks, D.L. Finn, for reading and commenting. Right now, the lake here is great for swimming and I cool down with a swim every day. Still waiting to get my mermaid’s tail, though…

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