Eyes Afire

Written for:  The Wednesday Muse:  American Sentence (sentence of 17 syllables)
“The American Sentence was created by Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg was born in 1926 in Newark. NJ and went to Columbia University in NYC. He was one of the original Beat Poets along with Neal Cassady, Jack Keroac and William S. Burroughs. As great and prolific a poet as he was, he couldn’t get a handle on haiku, felt it didn’t translate well into English. LOL. He was into Zen and into Japan but he couldn’t do haiku. I think it was the strict rules that he couldn’t deal with. Anyway, he created the American Sentence. A complete sentence of 17 syllables that is a poem.” 

Eyes afire, she leans against dark doorway as his eyes melt into hers.



About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Eyes Afire

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    So romantic and beautiful Sara! I love it11


  2. Rall says:



  3. robtkistner says:

    This was very sensual Sara — excellent!


  4. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says:

    …and our imagination takes off!


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