Dead Too Soon (a Collum lune)

Love letters straight from your heart

an unsealed envelope
addressed to a valentine gone
gathers dust, unsent

ABOUT:

For today’s prompt, write an elegy. An elegy doesn’t have specific formal rules. Rather, it’s a poem for someone who has died. In fact, elegies are defined as “love poems for the dead” in John Drury’s The Poetry Dictionary. Of course, we’re all poets here, which means everything can be bent. So yes, it’s perfectly fine if you take this another direction–for instance, I once wrote an elegy for card catalogs. Have at it!

PEOETIC FORM:

The lune is also known as the American Haiku. It was first created by the poet Robert Kelly (truly a great poet) 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. http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poets/poetic-form-lune

LINK TO PROMPT:

http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-day-16

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