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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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By delboysafa

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


Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 19, 2017:

Wonderful poem.

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 17, 2017:

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

Mary Wickison from Brazil on April 16, 2017:

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

A perfect piece for Easter.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 16, 2017:

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

Lisa Chronister from Florida on April 15, 2017:

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!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 15, 2017:

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

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on April 15, 2017:

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

Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on April 15, 2017:

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

Blessings to you.

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on April 15, 2017:

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

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 15, 2017:

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.

Ksenija from Novo mesto, Slovenia on April 15, 2017:

Interesting, thank you!

manatita44 from london on April 15, 2017:

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.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on April 15, 2017:

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

FlourishAnyway from USA on April 15, 2017:

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

Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on April 15, 2017:

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

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