Skip to main content

WD Poetic Form Challenge: Lune Winner

I swear these challenges just keep getting harder and harder to judge. Of course, that's only because the poems continue to be more and more enjoyable to the point where it's hard to pick a winner. I loved reading everyone's lunes (click here to go to the original post and read all of them in the Comments).

That said, the winner of this challenge is--oddly enough--the first person who posted a lune: Don Share. Congratulations!

Usually, I just post the winner's poem. However, since the lune is only a 3-line poem (click here to read more about the form), here's the entire top 10 beginning with Don Share's lune:

I hope to be dead

and gone, but

not in that order

Don Share

*****

i hid the house keys

underneath

my red flowerpot

Marissa Coon

*****

The shiner minnows

zip past me.

Thousands move as one.

Nancy Posey

*****

The wind-stirred limbs seem

to tickle

the wide-bellied moon

Brian Slusher

*****

a bug on my screen

wants to read

my blank Word file

Gregory Gilewski

*****

Fireflies weave lightning

threads through corn, bean fields.

Sparkling tapestry rises.

Willy

*****

Ballet dancer holds:

her toes crushed.

The audience smiles.

Carol Grannick

*****

no lifeguard on staff

hotel pool

swim at your own risk

RJ Clarken

*****

A squirt of dish-soap –

bubbled light,

perfect rainbow globes.

Taylor Graham

*****

a lune by any

other name

haiku just the same

Cara Holman

*****

Congratulations to everyone in the Top 10! And thank you to everyone who participated! I really enjoyed reading all of the poems so much and look forward to whatever our next challenge might be.

*****

Follow me on Twitter @robertleebrewer

*****

The winner of this WD Poetic Form Challenge will be published in the November/December issue of Writer's Digest. Click here to learn more about this awesome magazine for writers.

Or check out these resources for poets:

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Backstory Change

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character's backstory change.

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief

Writer’s Digest Official Book Club Selection: Portrait of a Thief

The editors of Writer’s Digest are proud to bring you the first book club pick, Portrait of a Thief, to read along with us.

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics

6 Ways To Fight Your Inner Critics

For many writers, self-critique gets in the way of making much progress. Here, author Julia Crouch shares 6 ways to fight your inner critics.

Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide

Writing Allegory: A Convenient Place to Hide

Where realistic fiction felt both too restrictive and too revealing for author Susan Speranza’s transition from poetry to fiction, she turned to allegory. Here, she shares examples of famous allegories throughout history and how allegorical writing helped shape her novel, Ice Out.

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

Instagram: An Underutilized Tool for the Freelance Writer

In this post, author C. Hope Clark shares tips on how freelance writers can use Instagram as a tool to find more freelance writing connections, assignments, and overall success.

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

Jane Porter: On the Joy of Writing Mature Characters

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Porter discusses celebrating the nature of getting older in her new romance novel, Flirting With Fifty.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 610

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a "different way of seeing the world" poem.

How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

How To Research Topics Like a Journalist

From in-person interviews to scouring the web for credible sources, journalist Alison Hill shares tips on how to research topics like a journalist.

Can I Have Your Attention?

Can I Have Your Attention?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, an announcement is about to change the course of history.