NaPoWriMo April 2016 Day 1


Today’s the first day of National Poetry Month, and the first prompt I’m tackling is from Here’s the prompt from that website:  ” Today, I challenge you to write glopo2016button1a lune. This is a sort of English-language haiku. While the haiku is a three-line poem with a 5-7-5 syllable count, the lune is a three-line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count. There’s also a variant based on word-count, instead of syllable count, where the poem still has three lines, but the first line has five words, the second line has three words, and the third line has five words again. Either kind will do, and you can write a one-lune poem, or write a poem consisting of multiple stanzas of lunes. “


I might even get away with saying that the first lune fits the Poetic Asides prompt to write a foolish poem for April Fool’s Day.  Almost.

My attempt at this one:

Day 1 April 2016



English: Ventnor: looking down on the beach Ve...

Ventnor seafront from the shelter above Rene Howe Gardens Wikipedia)

First April day
weather fit only for fools:
sunny with rain.

Cat paw syncopation:
does he wear tap shoes
chasing those balls?


Stubborn as rams
no April showers
douse the fire sign Aries


Fol. 34v Aries

Fol. 34v Aries (Wikipedia)


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