The Lune is a poetic form also known as the “American Haiku.” Poet Robert Kelly created it, and it consists of three lines with 13 syllables. There are five syllables in the first line, three in the second and five in the last.
Jack Collom created an alternate form. In his form the three lines contain 13 words, with five words in the first line, three in the second and five in the third.
I first learned about the Lune in this post on Poetic Asides with Robert Lee Brewer from “Writer’s Digest,” and having always been a lover of traditional haiku decided to try my hand at some. Here are eight of the results. I’m not sure if my poetry is good or cliché, so feel free to comment. The first is my favorite.Viking blonde My little one stands. Small Norse God. —————————– Running fast, tripping over toes, falling flat. —————————– Why do I– who should be so content– want so much? —————————— Orange and yellow leaves blow in the breeze. Fall has arrived. —————————– ‘Round the board we move our pieces. Who will win? —————————- Here it is, a constant struggle. Life’s small joke. —————————- I sit, wait for him to come back from the edge. —————————– Loneliness. My life without you, my firstborn.