One can find many variations on haiku these days. Often these forms attempt to find a syllabic pattern that is more appropriate to English than Japanese. Today's poetry stretch takes the form of one of these variations.
The lune is a haiku variation invented and named by poet Robert Kelly. The lune, so called because of how the right edge is bowed like a crescent moon, is a thirteen syllable form arranged in three lines of 5 / 3/ 5 respectively.
(Adapted from The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms.)
I wrote these lunes to get us started.
wings beating, whirring
sipping sweet nectar
Can you guess what I was watching when I wrote this?
toward pencils, books, desks
I suppose none of us can escape this one. I, for one, can't wait!
I hope you'll join me this week in writing a lune. Please share a link to your poem or the poem itself in the comments.