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.
All three fabulous, Madame Ginsberg. I especially enjoyed. The first. 🙂
Thanks, Alice! Tricky to do these, and I just couldn’t stop at one…
Isn’t it fun when that happens? 🙂
And this is original!
Your very welcome, thanks for sharing your art of language.
I agree with Alice!
Crazy cat lady… HAA
I think that is the title of my first book–the crazy cat lady line 😉
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!
Hey, Trent–I am fairly certain that I have lost most of my mind and what’s left of it is rocking in a corner, crooning to itself. Glad you liked my little experiment.
Susan this is very good. >KB
Thanks, KB. I hope you are going to try a few of these–fun form.
I did, but I din’t know they were supposed to be haiku so I just wrote 3 Gisberg Whitmanesque sentences. I’ve posted them already. Take a look. >KB
LOVED what you did. Could care less if it follows a prompt.
She lets her bohemian flap in the breeze.
Paul, now there’s an American sentence. Love it.
haha….sisterhood of crazy cat ladies…can i join in maybe..? smiles – and oh that last one…tough..
Thanks, Claudia! Of course you can join in 😉
I was thinking the third was empowering, but it can also be read as destructive…
That is great- the serenity of the first one and the humour of the other two. Very well penned. 🙂
Thank you, HA. Enjoyed this prompt.
Excellent, Susan. Ooooh, the ‘doubled fist’ image is really hard hitting!
My favourite is the first line Susan! The silence between the words speaks to me.
You certainly created tension and contrast. Cleverly done.
Wow — these are extremely good all three… all very strong.. but the favourite is definitely the last for me. A real punch…
Yes–two hands together carry a lot of strength.
Susan, you had me laughing aloud with the 2nd and 3rd. ~ M
😉 glad to hear that!
Ah yes, the silence between the words…
LOVED these! Especially the “crazy cat lady”. I’m the crazy dog lady!
ha. crazy cat ladies…..smiles…
yes i do think there is good poetry in the silence between words…
Thank you, Bri–yes, there is poetry in our pauses and stammers, I think.
Excellent. The silence between the words – I do so understand this.
Thanks, Anna. Silence has its own voice 😉
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.
Gay, what a wonderful comment. You are right. It is not all the jumps and tricks that makes whatever we do art.
Good one Susan ~ I was specially drawn to silence between words ~
These are all wonderful. The 1st was perfect! 🙂
Thank you, katie
Excellent sentences… gotta love crazy cat ladies!
Thank you, Di 😉
First one absolutely fabulous! rest are lovely too
All three are charming but I am loving the first one best!
Thanks–I really liked that one, too!