Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.
My #15 for National Poetry Month
bird arcs overhead
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:
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.