Friday, April 04, 2014



Today, the lune. From the horse's mouth of the NaPoWriMo website: "A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku, meant to better render the tone of the Japanese haiku than the standard 5-7-5 format we all learned (and maybe loved) in elementary school. There are a couple of variants on the lune form, but just to keep things simple, let’s try the version developed by Jack Collum. His version of the lune involves a three-line stanza. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. You can write a poem that consists of just one stanza, or link many lune-stanzas together into a unified poem."

three more sleeps
then we have to leave
...until next year

We are now officially obsessed with leave-taking. How perfect, then, that the Spanish word for Monday, the day we head back north, is lunes.

This is Mexico

final Friday market
we find it has moved
so few vendors

our sojourn ends
no more walks on beach
didn't miss snow

palm frond bench
for inky grackles passing through
silhouettes on sky
margarita, tequila sunrise,
cervesa, piña colada, breakfast smoothies,
agua mineral, coffee

Pedro's fish tacos
truly best in the universe
one never enough

Torta? she asks
Marta remembers what I like
feel at home
Frida blue fence
I stop, take a picture
to remember it

newly hatched tortoise
determined to reach the ocean
never stops moving

Mondays and Thursdays
Iyengar yoga with Jo Anna
stretches body, soul
sunset, Bambu Bar
writers gather on the beach
toss words around

lesson for today
more clouds equals better sunset
there's a metaphor

we move out
pigeons prepare to move in
this is Mexico



Heather said...

Cheers to the 'lune'idst gal I know.

See you soon
Lunch out perhaps next week
I can't wait


Linda Crosfield said...

You're on! I can't wait either. Sending you an e. xo

Judy Dykstra-Brown said...

Hi Linda! So fun to read your lunes and see your sunsets, uh, luna sets. Hope we keep in touch. Here is a link to my first 5 NaPoWriMo poems. I look forward to reading the rest of yours.


Leanne said...

Love your words.
Love your rich, colourful photos.
Love your smiles.