Friday, May 24, 2013

poetry friday


A flock of black boxes flap their wings and tuck their tails for dollars.














*This is a poem. The form is the American Sentence created by Allen Ginsberg. It's inspiration is the haiku. 17 syllables in a one line poem.

**Mystery prize to anyone who can correctly identify what this poem is about.

10 comments:

  1. La Tonya, I love the American sentence, nice word choice. But, honestly I do not know who the black boxes are. I keep thinking blackbirds, however, that can't be right.

    Pamela

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  2. Interesting idea. Never heard of the American sentence. I've recently done Six-Word Memoirs with my students. Powerful stuff. Not sure of your black boxes ... hmmmm

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  3. To me, it speaks of politicians.

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  4. Sorry folks, no winners yet.

    Barb, I'm interested in memoirs. Any links?

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  5. Thank you, MLM. Was away for the weekend I came home I found my way quickly to your space.

    Oh, the poem. For a couple of years I work at the airport. Curbside traffic was one area we monitored. This was inspired by the row of limos and th line of drivers shuttling their clients.

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  6. Nice form! The answer might well be a well dressed hotel door-man!

    Hank

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  7. I was just talking about the single line haiku today - and how carefully one should approach such a difficult task: to create a poem in a single line. You have knocked it out of the ballpark. Well done!

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  8. Kerry, you made me smile big time. I read poets like you and think, I wish I could. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Oh, I have mad respect for teachers. You are amazing people. I think you should be revered.

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  9. A one liner can't be bad! LOL

    These black boxes sound like the secure ones in a bank vault to me. :)

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