the sun always shines
though silent
when stars meet the moon

The Lune is also known as the American Haiku. It was first created by the poet Robert Kelly (truly a great poet) and was a result of Kelly’s frustration with English haiku. After much experimentation, he settled on 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 final line.

Unlike haiku, there are no other rules. No need for a cutting word. Rhymes are fine; subject matter is open. While there are less syllables to use, this form has a little more freedom.

Check out my Guide to Short Poetry Forms

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23 thoughts on “EZ-PZ Writes #40

  1. There is aslo a The ‘Jack Collom lune’
    It is measured in words rather than syllables, making it easier for children to learn and compose. The form is 3/5/3 words. Jack Collom created this new form of haiku by chance, when he misremembered the original creation of Kelly’s as this form, thereby creating a new one.

    Amazing that there is no sound in space. I’ve been watching some Neil deGrasse Tyson pod casts 🙂

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    1. Yes, I also like the ‘Jack Collom lune’ and mentioned it in my Guide to Short Poetry Forms. It seems easier than Kelly’s form.

      That’s very interesting that there is no sound in space. I never gave it a thought.🙂

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      1. I wanted to confirm what I said about sound in space; ‘When you think about it, and a basic science fact has told us time and time again: Sound does not exist in space. In space, no one can hear you scream. Sound requires a medium, and all three mediums (Gas, Solid, Liquid) do not exist in space, therefore, the sound that we’re attuned to do not exist at all in outer space.’ 😀

        I’ll have to look at your guide. I had a guide in an old blog and have some forms in my current blog. There are other form pages in other prompt places I visit too 😀

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      2. Thanks for the further explanation about sound in space. Makes sense.

        My guide is an ongoing project. I’ve added more as I discover them. The information is copied/pasted but I’ve also included the links to my sources.

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