American Sentences

There is poetry here, not in the words, but the silence between.them.

I am the high priestess of the sisterhood of crazy cat ladies.

They call it romantic, but our hands together shape a doubled fist.


We are writing American Sentences, a la Ginsberg, today. Here are my three offerings.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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45 Responses to American Sentences

  1. Alice Keys says:

    All three fabulous, Madame Ginsberg. I especially enjoyed. The first. πŸ™‚

  2. charlypriest says:

    And this is original!

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    I agree with Alice!
    Crazy cat lady… HAA

  4. Trent Lewin says:

    Cool stuff Susan. I like the second line best. Calls a series of images to mind, none of which work naturally together but so cool as a result. Are you sure you’re not losing your mind just a little bit? It’s okay if you are!

  5. K. A. Brace says:

    Susan this is very good. >KB

  6. She lets her bohemian flap in the breeze.

  7. claudia says:

    haha….sisterhood of crazy cat ladies…can i join in maybe..? smiles – and oh that last one…tough..

  8. That is great- the serenity of the first one and the humour of the other two. Very well penned. πŸ™‚

  9. Mary says:

    Excellent, Susan. Ooooh, the ‘doubled fist’ image is really hard hitting!

  10. Gabriella says:

    My favourite is the first line Susan! The silence between the words speaks to me.

  11. aprille says:

    You certainly created tension and contrast. Cleverly done.

  12. Wow — these are extremely good all three… all very strong.. but the favourite is definitely the last for me. A real punch…

  13. grapeling says:

    Susan, you had me laughing aloud with the 2nd and 3rd. ~ M

  14. Ah yes, the silence between the words…

  15. LOVED these! Especially the “crazy cat lady”. I’m the crazy dog lady!

  16. brian miller says:

    ha. crazy cat ladies…..smiles…
    yes i do think there is good poetry in the silence between words…
    nicely done

  17. hypercryptical says:

    Excellent. The silence between the words – I do so understand this.
    Anna :o]

  18. I liked the silence between the words. Made me think of all the comments I write when judging skating. It’s what happens between the tricks that count..skating takes place between steps, spins and jumps..poetry takes place between the words – art is all about transitions, fluidity, the space the mind and the mind’s eye fills in. Loved all of these, Susan.

  19. Grace says:

    Good one Susan ~ I was specially drawn to silence between words ~

  20. These are all wonderful. The 1st was perfect! πŸ™‚

  21. Excellent sentences… gotta love crazy cat ladies!

  22. Akila says:

    First one absolutely fabulous! rest are lovely too

  23. shanyns says:

    All three are charming but I am loving the first one best!

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