A simple offering ~ American Sentence ~ ekphrastic poetry

A simple offering

A simple offering of love is given without hesitation.


Curbed enthusiasm

Curbed enthusiasm leaves little opportunity for advancement.


Buoyed by enthusiasm

Buoyed by enthusiasm, a fisherman’s net gain is realized.

Sanaa is hosting Poetics: Exploring the realm of Minimalist Photography at dVerse ~ Poets Pub and offers twelve photos by Glenn Butkus taken from his Facebook page, SOUTH SOUND MINIMALIST PHOTOS, as inspiration for poetry. I have chosen to write an American Sentence for each of three photos.

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

34 thoughts on “A simple offering ~ American Sentence ~ ekphrastic poetry

  1. Wow, wow, wow! These are absolute gems 😀 I especially love; “Buoyed by enthusiasm, a fisherman’s net gain is realized.” I am terrible at American sentences so I admire the finesse of yours. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 💝💝

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  2. American sentences are in the spirit the short prose forms I used under each image. I certainly appreciate your interpretation; you were on a roll–probably have interpreted several more images; thanks.

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  3. Usually 3 is just a triple, KG, but this three is a Home Run. And America Sentence is the perfect minimalistic form for the prompt response. Wonderfully done!


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