When we went camping

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

We’ve just started going out when we camped
And as poor students we had no money
We borrowed a single tent from a friend
We thought we could fit in it but not so

Packed duvets, pillows, sleeping bags and food
And took the train from Mannheim to Munich
Pitched our tent near the zoo and what a view
Uncomfortable in the tent when it rained

It was fine during the day as we toured
Saw the city, museums, beer gardens
No air mattress, felt the stones in our backs
His feet was outside the tent, got bitten

Experience of our lifetime, this camping
Never camped again, still together though*

(c) ladyleemanila 2016

* The Lannet is a form of sonnet.

The Lannet consists of 14 lines – presentation of such piece is to the poet’s preference. There is a strict syllable count of 10 per line. The Lannet has NO END-LINE RHYMING SCHEME. Only internal rhyme is allowed. There is no stipulance of Iambic form, pentameter or tetrameter for a Lannet.

The Lannet form was created by Laura Lamarca.

For: Friday Fictioneers by Rochelle


  1. What a great story and thanks for explaining the form. Much appreciated.
    Loved the image of the feet sticking out of the tent. Sorry he got bitten though.
    I lived in Heidelberg for 6 months back in 1992 and camped outside when I first arrived as a backpacker on top of a hill.
    Congratulations on 30 years together. That’s very special!
    xx Rowena

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