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Waiting For a Lune

Updated on April 15, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

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My #15 for National Poetry Month


bird arcs overhead

touches god

ties breath to your hand.



I wanted to explore some of the various meanings of the word "lune" in one piece of poetry. A lune is a poetic form somewhat like haiku. It has a syllable structure that is somewhat shorter than a haiku and is not limited in subject matter. Its structure is that of 5-3-5.


A lune is also anything having a crescent or half-moon shape. It can also be defined as a crescent shaped figure bounded by two arcs of circles, either on a plane or a spherical surface.


A lune is also a tie used to secure hawks or falcons in falconry.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt

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      Mark Tulin 2 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      The bird looks like Louganis off the diving board. Sweet poem.

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      FlourishAnyway 2 weeks ago from USA

      I like that you provided the multiple definitions. I hadn't heard of a line in poetry. Very nice.

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      Louise Powles 2 weeks ago from Great Yarmouth

      That's a another lovely poem. I do like that picture, it's lovely.

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      manatita44 2 weeks ago from london

      Interesting, the lune. Do you want a simple challenge? You won't have to stray, as it could be part of your National Poetry Month selection. Did you know that there is a form called the Lantern? Write a couple. Another awesome piece. -Lantern.

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      Ksenija 2 weeks ago from Novo mesto, Slovenia

      Interesting, thank you!

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      John Hansen 2 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      Audrey, thank you for sharing the various meanings of "lune", especially the poetic form of which I had not heard. Your example poem is wonderful as is the image accompanying.

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      MizBejabbers 2 weeks ago

      I thought this was going to be a poem about a bird. You've educated me with lovely words and thoughts.

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      Rachel L Alba 2 weeks ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Wow, I learned something new today, Audrey, Thanks.

      Blessings to you.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 weeks ago from Reno NV

      What an incredible introduction to the lune and such a creative example of a lune written well. Thank you Audrey I hope you are well. Jamie

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      I haven't heard of the lune poetry. I liked your poem. I too thought it was about a bird....

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      Lisa Williams 2 weeks ago

      Your poem is beautiful. I definitely learned something new today. I am just now delving into the world of different kinds of poetry. Thank you for posting!

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      Bill Holland 2 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      And I knew none of that, so thank you for the education showcased in three lines of beauty!

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      Mary Wickison 2 weeks ago from Brazil

      Thank you for those descriptions. They made your lune more meaningful.

      A perfect piece for Easter.

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      mckbirdbks 13 days ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Learned a new word and a new form of poetry. Go, number 15.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 days ago from Riga, Latvia

      Wonderful poem.

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