American Sentence #30


Under a midnight moon cicadas sing the last summer song of death.

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14 Responses to American Sentence #30

  1. So true. It’s such a sadly sweet sound. I love it, though. And I love your poem. Very tight but beautiful…and says so much.

  2. kimtblogger says:

    wonderful- very traditional summer haiku… i am reading a book of japanese haiku called “a net of fireflies” and this would definitely not be out of place in the summer section…

  3. Scot says:

    🙂 thanks Kim–check out the challenge

  4. Nochipa says:

    “last summer song of death”

    Powerfully perfect.

    Nochipa

  5. David Rheins says:

    the dark side of scot. I like, I like.

  6. Ooooohh…..I love this one. I won’t think of cicadas quite the same way anymore.

    -Nicole

  7. Scot says:

    Nochipa
    Glad yr back–ordered your book today–a little slow. Thanks for the kind words

  8. Scot says:

    Jo
    you and David have different takes–I like that

  9. Scot says:

    nicole
    thank you

  10. Alexa Cohen says:

    It is a lovely and sad image, Scot.

    It makes you stop and think.

  11. Scot says:

    thanks alexa–

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