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Writers: A Challenge

Lune a Lover

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Writers, this is your second challenge of the year and for this one, we will dive into form and structure once again and marry ourselves to the lune:

*A lune (rhymes with moon) is a very short poem. It has only three lines. It is similar to a haiku. A haiku has three lines, and it follows a 5/7/5 syllable pattern. Lune’s syllable pattern is 5/3/5. Since the middle line is limited to three syllables, it is often the shortest line of the three. This makes a lune curve a bit like a crescent moon. — eDHelper.com

The challenge: I am asking you to “lune a lover” which is to write a three-lined poem in 5–3–5 syllabic form following the lune’s structure and form. Lune a lover. Tell me how your lover stirs you — what lifts you up about them? What can’t you get enough of from them? No lover, no love-life, that’s okay. Get creative by stating what you’d want from your lover or what you miss about your previous lover.

An example:

I can feel your skin
married to
the beat of my heart.

Let’s make this happen, people!

•Request to be added as a writer by emailing me at acorneredgurl@gmail.com with “Please Add Me” as the subject line and please include the link to your Medium profile. Don’t want to be a writer in A Cornered Gurl? Simply comment with your response in this challenge post, or create your own post to your profile or in another publication, however, please use the tags, “Challenge” and “Lune.”

Since this is a challenge call, all submissions received by 6:00 pm, US EDT Sunday, March 15, 2020, will be published by 7:00 pm, US EDT Monday, March 16, 2020. Any other submissions received during the week and past 6:00 pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020, will be published by 7:00 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020, US EDT. CHALLENGE SUBMISSION BEGINS NOW. ❤

Show me how you’d “lune a lover.” Bring the noise, lovelies, and as always, have fun!

*Finally, this is a read-for-all community. There will be no metered paywall or locked pieces in A Cornered Gurl. If you do not know how to unlock your submissions, please learn how to here. The Weekly Knob gives an excellent breakdown on deselecting the option to curate/distribute for paywall prior to submitting to a publication.



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Tre L. Loadholt

Tre L. Loadholt

I am more than breath & bones. I am nectar in waiting. “You write like a jagged, beautiful dream.” ©Martha Manning •https://acorneredgurl.com