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NaPoWriMo’s prompt for April 4th:
Write a lune. A lune is a sort of English-language variation on the haiku, meant to better render the tone of the Japanese haiku than the standard 5-7-5 format. The first line has three words. The second line has five, and the third line has three. You can write a poem that consists of just one stanza, or link many lune-stanzas together into a unified poem.

Laissez les bons temps rouler

Cayenne, garlic, Tony’s,
Onions, peppers, seafood and sausage,
I’ve gotta have.

A melting pot,
located at the very bottom,
Surrounded by Gulf.

Cotton, sugarcane, soybeans,
Magnolias, pelicans, Saints and fleur-de-lis,
Oh, Mardi Gas!

Humid, hot, sunny,
And shaped like a boot,
I am Louisiana.

© TNL, April 2014

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