I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, most of which are my own, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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23 July 2010

Editorial: Lunes

I was going to discontinue this blog. Lately I'm exploring the lune instead of the haiku form. But wot-the-heck, lunes were invented as a form of English-language haiku, so I shall include them here and broaden the scope of this blog, rather than turning it into a static archive.

There are two kinds:

The Kelly lune has three lines of 5 syllables / 3 syllables / 5 syllables.

The Collom lune has three lines of 3 words / 5 words / 3 words.

There are no other rules.

In May and June I posted some over at The Passionate Crone, which I'll leave there and also repost here; then will post newer ones here, not there.


  1. Love the lunes! Didn't do a syllable count, thought they were sets of haiku. 5-7-5 is the traditional count, but any micro-poem qualifies as haiku.

    Now I know what lunes are. Thank you.