American Sentences

I’m too late for linking but I was intrigued by the d’Verse Poets prompt on an “American Sentence” a poem in 17 syllables.  American haiku were invented by Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s.  The challenge is to use two images and put them in juxtaposition in order to create a sort of tension.  To me, this is similar to a mindful moment or small stone.

Last days dwindling ~ tethered to oxygen ~ planting daylilies for spring


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013

About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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8 Responses to American Sentences

  1. Great symbol of death/rebirth, Becca. A lot in those 17 syllables!


  2. John Hric says:

    hope is a miraculous thing… !


  3. kaykuala says:

    Something to look forward to in spring, how nice! Nicely becca!



  4. shoreacres says:

    So lovely – and the oxygen image does well as a sort of “hinge” for the poem. Blessings to you and your family, especially your mom.


  5. brian miller says:

    may those day lilies brighten your days come spring…but bring us a bit of oxygen as well…smiles. you should link it in at OLN….


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