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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

OctPoWriMo: Lanturnes

Today's Prompt: Instead of writing about something that is different, a time when you wish you were brave, let's talk about something you wouldn't change. You did it and you're happy that you did. It could be a success or a failure. Perhaps a choice that others may perceive as a failure, but you know it was the best choice for you. Perhaps you took the road less traveled and it was a success for you.

Word Prompts: roads, traveler, passing, day, difference

Poetry Prompt:  (this is my choice for today) The Lanturne is a five-line verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one.

These remind me of haiku with their simple and yet powerful messages. I found my passion and this prompt is a good reminder of why I do what I do. Enjoy, Dear Readers!

to write
some question
but I know why,

spills like
rivers flow
cascading down,

my choice
the ink is
my blood flowing

new day
new choices
and travelers

Photos are from MorgueFile a stock photo website.

OctPoWriMo a 31 day poetry challenge. Go and visit my fellow poets on the Blog Hop here.


  1. Nicely said, and I love the images too!
    I'm going to tell our Image Guru at about the stock photo website. It will be right up her alley!

  2. I especially like the stanza about ink. Lovely!

  3. A lovely post in every way. Bastet

  4. I especially like that last line "new choices and travelers go" as I do love to travel. The poem and images together are enchanting!

  5. I loved the verses and how your images complimented them.


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