Easter (American Sentences)

Easter (American Sentences)

March–skirt puffs up
like blossoms
blown back–Easter–
the net on
best hats.

April–sun crossed the nave–Easter–
waves of short white gloves almost
too warm.

Old lady’s
Easter–
even the memory
of Death’s held hand
unclasps.

Its palm warm
as blossom, soft as
worn gloves, lets go for today
all stones.

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Draft poem for Kerry O’Connor’s prompt on Real Toads to write a poem using Allan Ginsburg 17 syllable American Sentences.  Drawing mine; pastel on paper.  April 2017, all rights reserved. 

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14 Comments on “Easter (American Sentences)”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Quite a basket of goodies here, K. I really liked the use of the common Easter sunday items like white gloves and puffs of skirt, and how you subverted them into something new. Viva la

    • Isadora Gruye Says:

      Quite a basket of goodies here, K. I really liked the use of the common Easter sunday items like white gloves and puffs of skirt, and how you subverted them into something new. Viva la

      Sorry for any confusion, this comment is from me, Izy. For some reason it is logging me as “anonymous” hahahahahahah.

  2. Marian Says:

    Letting go of stones… Inspiring. Happy Easter!

  3. whimsygizmo Says:

    All are wonderful, but this one is just fantastic:

    “Its palm warm
    as blossom, soft as
    worn gloves, lets go for today
    all stones.”

    Easter in a nutshell. Grace. Hope. YES.

  4. Kerry O'Connor Says:

    I also like the way you developed the theme and hat you didn’t choose the liner approach.


  5. “skirt puffs up
    like blossoms
    blown back”….. Oh, what a lovely way to say it.

  6. sanaarizvi Says:

    Such an inspirational piece.. especially love; “Its palm warm as blossom, soft as worn gloves, lets go for today all stones.”❤️

  7. Candy Says:

    what a great Easter offering.

  8. thotpurge Says:

    waves of short white gloves almost
    too warm….. nicely done!

  9. Jim Says:

    Easter from three points of view. My favorite has to be the old lady’s memory, holding the hand of death. I tell people that I count down now instead of counting up. Partly I say that for their reactions.
    Very likely there are about as many different thoughts concerning Easter activity as there are people observing Easter. Again, you had nice choices.
    ..

  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade Says:

    Yes, just wonderful. I love the verse about the old lady best.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Well, I wish I had written these. Beautiful


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