one woman's terrifying and glorious leap off the cliff of midlife
What a beautiful picture and sentence to match, I almost feel like I can fully imagine the picture with only the sentence.
Hi Listningdaisy. It is a one-lined poem, a form created by Allen Ginseburg.Thanks for taking time to read and comment.
love the energy of this...
When it's this distilled, you pick your focus and move in a single direction.My hope was the movement, it's enegry. Thank you.
ha nice imagery...and what a sight it would be to see eh? very cool
I know it's a one-line poem, but I couldn't help reading it as though it were a quatrain.
Short but powerful image of that energy in the rain ~
I like it... will have to give one-line poem a try.
I love brevity although I don't always write that way--beautifully done!
The brevity and beauty of you well-chosen words just amazes me, LaTonya. Wonderful.
i often think of the time i lost a strand of crystal beads -- and you put that image forever solid in my mind... thank you. simplistically perfect.
Tracey, a high compliment thank you.Victoria, I work at longer forms but I confess I have an affinity for economy. I was hugely influenced by a professor about word choice and the poets I read most when I began to write. Thank you.
Few words, but endless imagery (and noise). I suppose their are some "rules" or guidelines with this form. I'll have to google it. Thanks.
This is beautiful, and the choice of image is perfect.
...ah, that flood is wearing silence that my ears would like to quaff... quite a noble surrender under the blue lights... smiles...
So much said in so few words, LaTonya. Is this an American sentence?Pamela
This is so beautiful it gave me shivers. You have quite a bit of talent, my friend.
Wow! Brilliant! A one stich poem that's speaks volumes. It is a beautiful line of poetry. There are multiple parts with individual thoughts to be imagined. I LOVE this poem. If only poets would write more one line poems with this strength of poetic character. Lovely, most lovely!
Fantastic, LaTonya. ~ M
this is gorgeous!
great image & imagery. i like the power/impact of this one-line form-- thank you for introducing me to it!
The brevity of the poem conveys the message and a nice pic.
Goosebumps--thinking how that must feel in arms and legs and everywhere. Pow!
Economical, fantastic imagery and movement.........impressive!
Wow, sharp, succinct and to the point. Really makes you feel the image.
concise and quite beautiful
Kim, asked for vivid and viseral. I believe this form leaves no wiggle room. Thank you all.
Great take on the prompt, LaTonya, and yes, you nailed it! All in a handful of words that leave me breathless. Amy
no better words for the pic and beyond
The words express the image very well.Eileen
I love yours!
Wow!!!! This is fantastic LaTonya dramatic and vivid and the photo it is perfect =)
Classic one-liner La Tonya!Hank
I think we all have a handful of poems of our own that we love. This is one of mine. Thank you for reading and commenting.
Oh, well done!
You have latched onto this form and made it sing, LaTonya. Brava@ And the pic is priceless. Amy
Morning, friend. It has been a challenging week. I'm glad for Saturday, coffee and poetry.
The line bares the soul. Reminds me of the Haiku. Wonderful!
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