I then discovered that it was NaPoWriMo (see above) and I wondered....could I write a poem a day after all this time? I looked at the prompt for today (though you don't have to use them) and I noticed it was a form of Haiku - and English form called a Lune (a three line poem with a 5-3-5 syllable count). Never come across this before but I do like writing a Haiku. However, I could not for the life of me think of anything to write about! So, I went on a search around the Internet and found that there was a river called Lune which travels through Cumbria to Lancashire for 44 miles and that Turner painted there. That got my interest and I thought it was a nice play on the form itself! This Lune poem therefore comes from this research. Hope you like it. I can't promise to keep up writing a poem every day throughout April but I shall certain try.
(NB. The shepherds crook is part of the river which comes back on itself - one of Turner's spots).
In the shepherds crook
Man and river merge.
For one of Turner's paintings of the River Lune click here.