Sunday, April 21, 2013

Lune

April 25, is a full moon.  Over in the Garden, Grace asked us to tackle a poetic form called Lune.    Grace tells us Lunes are small poems with the syllable count 5-3-5.  Each Lune has thirteen syllables-one for each month of the moon's year.

Robert Kelly Lune:

Robert Kelly, an American poet, invented the Lune poetry form.  He felt that adhering to the strict form of Japanese haiku (5-7-5 syllables) in English creates a different poem than the Japanese intention. He invented the Lune to remove these differences, and the only requirement is the 5-3-5 syllables. There are no other rules i.e. no need for a cutting word or punctuation.    Rhymes are fine; subject matter is wide open.




Vincent Van Gogh




                                    Indigo blankets
Lunar's hope

golden feathers shine
Moonstruck night ballet
silkworm glows
liquid light Swan dance

 
Navajo jewels
Van Gogh paints
spirit world's eyes


                                                          © Ellen Wilson








 

26 comments:

  1. Nicely renewing my take on Van Gogh. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you Susan!
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      Looking forward to your next prompt!

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  2. Interesting, I was just looking at Van Gogh art today. Some paintings he did to keep himself from going crazy. Though he did not fully succeed, we can be thankful for his body of work created with that purpose. Starry Night is my favorite Van Gogh. A light dance indeed.

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    1. Wow Mary, how intriguing! I am reading about him now~
      It is my favorite Van Gogh, too
      :D Thank you for sharing...I think we are on the same blue wave length~
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    1. Thank you Wild Woman :D
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  4. Gorgeous work! I love the second one!

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    1. Thank you Susie! ;D
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  5. Beautiful! This happens to be one of my favorite paintings as well.

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    1. Me, too! Of his...I have many favs!
      Thank you :D

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  6. One of my fav paintings as well ~ I like the light shining out from each lune specially the first one, golden feathers shine ~ Just a little note from me that the third line must be of 5 syllables (its 4 on the 2nd and 3rd verses) ~ Overall a lovely set of lunes ~

    Thanks for participating in Sunday Challenge ~

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    1. Okay, I used a word calculator?!
      I will tweak it...thanks Heaven! :D

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    2. Thank you Ella ~ Smiles ~

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  7. Lovely and I like this painting so full of motion and color.

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    1. Hi Peggy!
      I know you paint...thank you this means a lot :D
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  8. A lovely tribute to Van Gogh's painting,, I especially like "Moonstruck night ballet"

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    1. Thank you! Someday we poets need to meet and have a Moonlit party ;D

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  9. The painting and your words, Ella — such a beautiful pairing.
    K

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    1. Thank you Kay!
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      Hard not to find enchantment in this painting :D

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  10. Oooh, Ella, "liquid light swan dance," how lovely is that?

    Also like the homage to Vincent, both in your verse and in the image. Peace, Amy

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    1. Hi Amy...
      Yes, the night ballet can be quite magical!
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      Thank you~

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  11. I feel like I could dance like a ballerina to the music of your lune poems under a starry sky :)

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    1. Thank you Loredana...
      What a lovely vision :D

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  12. I like the idea that Van Gogh could see the spirit world.

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    1. I do think some artist paint visions within their work! Who knows, but fun to envision! :D

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  13. Beautiful words. I love the last one best, navajo jewels and spirit world's eyes. This is my favourite Van Gogh and you've traced its feeling so well.

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