Friday, April 4, 2014

Relief (NaPoWriMo Day 4)

When the grass
On the path to the
River turns green

Everything in me
Loosens and releases, finds relief
In knowledge that

I have a
Solid, straight place to put
My feet and

A way forward
Without risk of injury or
Muddy, demeaning grief

NaPoWriMo Prompt 4
Today’s optional prompt is to write a lune. A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku, meant to better render the tone of the Japanese haiku than the standard 5-7-5 format we all learned (and maybe loved) in elementary school. There are a couple of variants on the lune form, but just to keep things simple, let’s try the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. You can write a poem that consists of just one stanza, or link many lune-stanzas together into a unified poem. Happy writing!

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