This Week’s Words

Targeted Writing

I wrote this “lanterne” (my first) for an annual competition of The National Federation of State Poetry Societies in 1974.   A lanterne has the following structure:

one syllable,
two syllables,
three syllables,
four syllables,
one syllable.

The Visitor

that comes
sighs each time it

Copyright © 1974, 2017 by John Arthur Robinson

My poem won “Fifth Honorable Mention, Lloyd Frank Merrell Memorial Lanterne Award.”

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