EZ-PZ Writes #43

cawing in the morn

crows share news

through wireless channels


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; the subject matter is open. While there are fewer syllables to use, this form has a little more freedom.

Kelly Lune example –

trees never wander

but still spread

across open fields

There is a variant lune created by poet Jack Collom. His form is also a self-contained tercet, but his poem is word-based (not syllable-based) and has the structure of 3 words in the first line, 5 words in the second line, and 3 words in the final line.

As with Kelly’s lune, there are no other rules.

Collum Lune example –

An envelope labeled

loose change holds coins meant

for loose teeth.

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25 thoughts on “EZ-PZ Writes #43

  1. Did you see the moon about two nights ago? It was a sliver of a silver bowl. We’ve had rain the last few days…

    Fun that birds communicate while balancing on ‘wires’ 😉

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      1. Probably venus…
        “Visible night of Mar 21 – Mar 22, 2023 Venus shines as a bright ‘evening star’ Coming up: around March 23/24, Venus appears close to a thin Crescent Moon.”


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  2. I love your opening poem as it feels perfect for those mornings when we awaken to birdsong! Thank you also for sharing some insight into the different forms of haiku. 🙂

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