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Waiting For a Lune

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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