Saturday, 19 July 2008

Au Clair de la ...

The American Lune is my poetry form focus for the week. The lune was created by Professor Robert Kelly. Apparently the right hand 'edge' of the poem should - to some extent - resemble a crescent moon. I challenge myself (and any blog readers) to have a go. The lune's syllabic count for its 3 lines is 5-3-5.

The Jack Collum adaptation consists of 3 lines, with a word (not syllable) count of 3-5-3.

Lune examples can be found here: The Call of the Lune.

My first lune:

bats swoop from the moon
catching stars
in their fishing nets

© Caroline Gill 2008

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