Daylight wanes as moon rises, mother offers her child last crumb of bread


This is written in the style of “American Sentences”; a poetic form developed by Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1980′s as a response to the haiku.   The challenge is to use two images and put them in juxtaposition in order to create a sort of tension.   American Sentences is seventeen syllables across the page.

To me, this is similar to a mindful moment or small stone.


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2014


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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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3 Responses to Sacrifice

  1. Nice American Sentence Becca …


  2. LAMarcom says:

    Okay, first thought in my head: The song “Ethiopia” by Joni Mitchell.
    Great post.


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