Day #4

National Poetry Month: Day #4

Today’s prompt was to write a lune or a series of lunes strung together. A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku. The first line has three words. The second line has five words, and the third line has three words.

I went in a field trip with Ev’s preschool. Midway through the van ride, I realized that preschoolers use a plethora of lunes. Here are some of my favorites.

the wisdom of five

so you know
that snakes don’t be alive
when they’re dead?

because where I
go is the same place
I am going.

a bunch of
food getting down my e-sopokus
is delivering energy.

mom, I’m gonna
be talking to God now.
is that ok?

can I use
your special markers? I’ll be
careful, I promise.

look, I drew
a guy with a backpack
full of weapons.

don’t worry, mom,
he’s a good guy and
doesn’t shoot people.

hey mom, I
love you so much in
the whole world.

I love you
more than there are stars
in the sky.


hey little wonder…
my heart beats in rhythm
with your heart.

we are one
connected by blood and placenta–
a holy union.