Welcome to Poetry Friday! This week’s round up is hosted by Tabatha Yeatts:The Opposite of Indifference blog. Be sure to check out all the great posts.
This week, I’m tackling the Lune form of poetry. The Lune also goes by the name American Haiku. It was originally created by Robert Kelly. Kelly didn’t feel the rules of the traditional Haiku worked well with the English language. His Lune consists of a 13-syllable, self-contained poem that has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllables in the last line. Here is an example of a Kelly-Lune I came up with this afternoon:
Naked limbs shiver
No cold winter coat
Copyright 2018 Kimberly M. Hutmacher
Lune rhymes with moon. Notice that in a Kelly-Lune, the poem takes the shape of a crescent moon. This is no accident. Also, the 13 syllables correspond to the 13 lunar months.
A variant of the Lune was created by Jack Collom. His form is also three lines, but his is word-based, not syllable based. His structure has 3 words in the first line, 5 words in the second line and 3 words in the last line.
The following are examples of Collom-Lunes created by my daughter, Madison.
Chocolate brown pond
Puffy marshmallow clouds on top
Comfy, cozy, toasty
Sweet frosty mountains
Running with chocolate syrup rivers
Cherry on peak
Take a journey
Into a beautiful, magical land
Imaginations run wild.
Copyright 2018 Madison Hutmacher
Challenge: Attempt to write both a Kelly-Lune and a Collom-Lune on the same topic.
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