Poetic Form Fridays are made to share various poetic forms. This week, we look at the lannet, a twist on the sonnet.
From what I can gather online, this week’s form was created by Laura Lamarca. It’s sort of like a sonnet, but also sort of not like a sonnet.
Here are the guidelines:
14 lines10 syllables per lineNo end rhymes (only internal rhymes)
There are no rules for meter or subject matter.
Play with poetic forms!
Poetic forms are fun poetic games, and this digital guide collects more than 100 poetic forms, including more established poetic forms (like sestinas and sonnets) and newer invented forms (like golden shovels and fibs).
Here’s my attempt at a Lannet Poem:
“from one to another,” by Robert Lee Brewer
we run for fun in the twilight sunshine
blinding our eyes with slanted light burning
through the tilt of the multiverse our shared
universe flat with dark matter and that
sense of chaos theory and electrons
and worm holes making time travel a real
impossible possibility and
probability probably a cool
correlated causality that we
calculated as a calamity
while we ran many miles along the streets
with our arms and hands and legs and feet and
a willingness to travel from one place
to another and then yet another