Farewell, 2013


Leaves of our trees gave way to bitter cold winds that stripped bare their branches.

A gentle turn of the page—calendars relinquish another year.

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Form

Alan Ginsberg developed a form he called the American Sentence. Using the structure of the haiku as a basis, the poem is built as a single sentence, employing seventeen syllables.

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM THE WILD, WILD WEST. MANY GOOD THINGS TO YOU IN 2014. Thank you all for making 2013 a creative, poetic year. Victoria

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Photo: Bob937.com

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12 thoughts on “Farewell, 2013

  1. Leaves of trees, leaves of paper–a lot of things are turning over at this time of year!

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  2. Truedessa says:

    Happy New Year, I’ve missed reading your lovely poetry.

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  3. ManicDdaily says:

    Happy New Year, Victoria. I think of a calendar in a movie–pages flipping away like leaves. k.

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  4. Happy New Year Victoria.. Loved the gentleness in that American Sentence.

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  5. claudia says:

    we literally had bitter cold wind over here that waved good bye to the old year and welcomed the new… but yeah…a fresh page is a good thing and carries so much possibility…happy new year victoria

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  6. Mary says:

    Happy New Year to you too, Victoria!! Wishing you all the best in this new year.

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  7. brian miller says:

    nice…i seriously love american sentences….funny how that turn of a page changes everything eh? smiles….happy new year!

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  8. Happy new year to you and your loved ones. Have a good time.

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  9. Thanks Victoria, and reciprocal good wishes to you. In five minutes time it will be 2014 here in France, but I doubt my eyes wil stay open thatl ong!

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  10. scillagrace says:

    All the best to you in the New Year, Victoria!

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  11. May 2014 bring you greater

    PERSPECTIVE, PATIENCE AND POWER OVER EVERY DARK DAY WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE SHRINKING AND,

    GIVING AWAY YOUR POWER TO CHOOSE AND,

    BRING DIFFERENT HORIZONS OF HOPE.

    MAY YOUR PRAYERS BRING ANSWERS THROUGH YOUR PATIENCE, AND ASSURANCE THAT THE GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH IS ALWAYS IN CONTROL.

    MAY YOU BUILD YOUR POWER OF FAITH IN TRUTH, IN THAT WHICH IS DEEPLY ROOTED IN YOUR HEART GUIDE YOU, ENLIVEN, CHEER, AND ENCOURAGE YOU DAY BY DAY DESPITE WHAT’S UNSEEN WITH THISE MORTAL & FINITE EYESIGHT MAKE EVERY DAY THE QUEST FOR HEAVENLY THINGS.

    Always with love & faithfulness ~Debbie

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  12. Happy New year Victoria!

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