(A Lune Poem)
Frozen flakes freak startled squirrel
falling on its nose
furry frown and panicked pose
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.