American Sentence #4

We count shooting stars. Put them in a jar under a hillbilly moon.


**After beginning the American Sentence postings. I quickly discovered that almost any of these can easily be turned into a longer, maybe more meaningful work or simply given a title–like North Beach Poker. American Sentences have become a switch that turns on the light–an internal brain storm–something needed during the craziness of National Poetry Month. Saving Shooting Stars is one such poem which went from an American Sentence to a Haiku Sonnet to this. Thanks for reading.

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6 Responses to American Sentence #4

  1. johemmant says:

    I like that idea, like genetic code.

  2. Sumedh says:

    the treasure hidden under a hillbilly moon…captivating…

  3. I often find that a haiku later becomes a longer poem. It happens the other way too, an unsuccesful poem may be rescued as a haiku

  4. Scot says:

    Juliet
    I will look at the later–hadn’t thought of that–:)

  5. Bob says:

    You accomplish with one sentence what it takes me an entire freewrite to do. I guess it’s whatever works… nice technique.

  6. Scot says:

    Bob
    but you say it so well

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