INFORM POET – LANNET

The “Lannet” is a variant of the sonnet, as it consists of 14 lines. There is a strict syllable count of 10 per line. It has NO END-LINE RHYMING SCHEME. Only internal rhyme is allowed. There is no requirement of meter for a Lannet.

WALT’S LANNET LAMENT:

CHRISTMAS EVE AT NIGHT

I stand beneath the Northern Lights and smile
for in a while it’s time to go to work.
The elves and I refuse to shirk our chores.
Once I head out the doors of the stable 
I’m able to see Christmas Eve at night.
And what a sight it is! From way up high
in the sky, I try to make note of things.
It brings me great joy that each girl and boy
await my arrival. The cities seem
so serene at night, they twinkle so bright
like land-bound stars might, if they were land-bound.
I look all around at the world’s beauty,
and when I finish my duty, I take
a break – a pause, for I am Santa Claus.

(C) Walter J Wojtanik – 2018

& CAN IT BE A LANNET BY MARIE? 

A (P)LANNET WITH NO END RHYME  😦

Does Lannet rhyme with planet, or away?
Okay, please chime in any time now … hear?
‘Cause dear, my word buffet is spilling crud,
And bloody well could ruin my Lan-NEIGH.

(See, LAN-net would not work as well up there,
For its wrong stress would smirk at me for life,
And I’d be rife with strife forevermore!)
Oh LAN-net, don’t you see what you have done?

You’ve ruined all my Sonnet end-rhyme f … joy!
(Hooboy, I almost blew it on that line,
benign though that faux pas would surely be.)
A Sonnet-wannabe, is this Lan-NEIGH!

Its WAY confusing diction drives me nuts.
To write with these restrictions took some g … nerve!

© Marie Elena Good, 2018