Monday, February 3, 2020

Dark Toast ~ Poetry Sentences

The month of April delivers muddy boots and knees that can predict the weather.

Pain leaves us with memories rewriting sunny days into an American Horror Story.

A book takes me away from dirty dishes that remind me dinner could have used a better cook.

©Susie Clevenger 2020


  1. These are so clever! I find these surprisingly hard to do well, but you've nailed it.

  2. What a great trio! A snippet of Americano. I especially feel the first and last.

  3. Your brevity is brilliant Susie! Love these and the new look of this blog.

  4. These are really so hard to do... love the last one especially. Do you think the 17 syllable count (or not) matters? Most modern haiku seem to have done away with it, in any case.

    1. I changed my title. I didn't stay true to the American Sentence Form. Thank you for pointing it out.

  5. I agree with Rajani, this sentence form is hard to do. But yours read like an effortless compilation. Well done!

  6. I really love the way this trio works separately and as a unit. Thoughts brew into a story--each ingredient holding on to its own taste, and creating something new as a collective.

    The middle sentence left me sighing...

  7. These are absolutely gorgeous, Susie!💝 I love the power in the brevity of your verse!