Saturday, 5 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 4 - a lune

Day 4 Prompt
Today’s optional prompt is to write a lune. A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku... Let’s try the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. 
This: 1 of my fave books!
Here are more.
1. three words here
2. five words go here next
3. three words again

I like this prompt. Many of us, teachers of creative writing, have adapted poetry styles to teach our students. What I loathe is how some murder haiku and do not understand how it is impossible to do in English. This is the difference between real haiku, and pseudoku
I taught creative writing to many kids, gr. 1 - 8, as well as to my Pen Men, when I facilitated a creative writing class for men in Beaver Creek Penitentiary.
I recently visited a client, and she haunts me. A brain tumour is taking her away. It helps to write about such situations.

she lingers long
fingers worry her frowning face
death doth approach

6 comments:

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
What a wonderful challenge; daily writing does impose a level of discipline...or as is often the case at this end, deadline disorder!! Have enjoyed each of your offerings thus far and of course the interlude of cat-dancing brought a smile or three. Blessings, YAM xx

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hmmm, I learned something new today thanks to you.

We did "pseudoku" in high school. I wasn't any good at it but appreciated the discipline. I've noticed that what many do for haiku now doesn't really follow the "rules."

I might have to join in this month.

Roan said...

I'm a writer, but poetry doesn't come easily for me. You do it well.

William Kendall said...

Very fitting haiku, given the circumstances of your friend.

Debbie said...

I am not a writer, but a lover of words!! And I also enjoy being challenged!!

Have a happy Sunday!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...isn't this a bit like Haiku?

but it's more with syllables I think.