Neither open road ~ American Sentence

Neither open road

Neither open road nor open door could lead this heart to leave your side.

This American Sentence (my first) is in response to Misky’s Twiglet #230, with the prompt of no rope. Read closely, and you will find “no rope.”

The American Sentence was created by Allen Ginsberg
~ loose American form of haiku, with 17 syllables
~ represented as a sentence
~ reference to a season is not required
~ similar to senryū
~ read more here & here

Image source: cullybarbosa at Pixabay

Shared with How’s your remodeling going? which is Open Link Night at dVerse ~ Poets Pub, hosted by Lillian.

39 thoughts on “Neither open road ~ American Sentence

  1. I’ve always been fascinated with the American Sentence form. Your’s is exquisite and powerful and a complete entity with emotions and questions and recollections involved in those few words. There is a deep love involved here….and one wonders what the opportunities, temptations, have been offered or found to even suggest leaving. The affirmation of love here is certain.

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    • Thank you, Lillian. I think what plays a part in it is the recent travel restriction that kept me from seeing my children and grandchildren. That prolonged separation was like an exclamation point on the nine years since I moved to follow my heart.


  2. Aww, that is truly beautiful and clever. We need to cherish the people who stay during the hard times when just as easily they could have walked away. Love the depth here, and I always wanted to try the American Sentence but have been weary if I could pull it off lol. You did amazing here. Brilliant work, Ken!

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