Dead Souls (a lune)

Mist hangs in the air
Snowy ground
Dead souls speak to me

(Photo by Viktors Kozers from FreeImages)

Author’s Note: This poetic form is a Lune, which I learned about on the Writer’s Digest Website. Writer’s Digest has an excellent page with a list of 168 poetic forms to try. I’ve been going through and trying some of them at random, and it’s been a fun exercise.

The Lune is also known as the American haiku and was first created by poet Robert Kelly. It consists of three lines (like the haiku), but with the first line at 5 syllables, 3 syllables in line two, and 5 syllables in line three.

As for the poem, I was inspired by the photo, which I think is a great one. Very gothic!

6 thoughts on “Dead Souls (a lune)

  1. Lucy July 10, 2021 / 9:13 am

    Very mystic and haunting. I love how you captured that feeling of eerie isolation. Beautifully penned!

  2. ben Alexander July 10, 2021 / 6:40 pm

    Well done, good Sir 😀
    Now I will have to add “lune” to my list 🙂


    • Nick Pipitone July 10, 2021 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you, David! I thought you would like the Lune given how many different poetic forms you try!

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