Startled Squirrel

Startled Squirrel

Startled Squirrel

(A Lune Poem)

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Frozen flakes freak startled squirrel

falling on its nose

furry frown and panicked pose

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Author Notes

This squirrel seems puzzled by the clump of snow on its nose.


Freak used as a verb as in: “You freak  me out”.

The Lune is also known as the American Haiku. It was first created by the poet Robert Kelly and was a result of Kelly’s frustration with English haiku. After much experimentation, he settled on a 13-syllable, self-contained poem that has 5 syllables in the first line, 3 syllables in the second line and 5 syllable in the final line. Unlike haiku, there are no other rules. No need for a cutting word. Rhymes are fine; subject matter is open. While there are less syllables to use, this form has a little more freedom.


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