APRIL 4, 2014 Lunacy

PROMPT:  optional prompt is to write a lune. A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku, meant to better render the tone of the Japanese haiku than the standard 5-7-5 format we all learned (and maybe loved) in elementary school. There are a couple of variants on the lune form, but just to keep things simple, let’s try the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. You can write a poem that consists of just one stanza, or link many lune-stanzas together into a unified poem.

Three three-line verses seemed appropriate.



He thinks lunatic.

Still she steps beyond shadows,

Licks a moonbeam.


Who else will

Answer her mournful midnight hoot

But the owl?


How can she

Face morning, the harsh glare

Without night flight?


C.J. Prince



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2 Responses to APRIL 4, 2014 Lunacy

  1. susanissima says:

    This one is beautiful. Love the visual!

  2. barbcrary says:

    These are lovely. I’m happy to learn about the lune. I have to do haiku one of the days of the Oulipost challenge and I’m already chafing against their 5-7-5 directions. Good to have more ammunition for when I break the rules.

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