April without Showers

An American Sentence


Mockingbird sings spring into being,

trumpet vines accompany,

Earth thirsts.





A simple poem for the second day of National Poetry Month. My goal is to write a poem a day, even if its a short one, such as the American Sentence, a form developed by Ginsburg, derived from the haiku, consisting of 17 syllables in one sentence.


9 thoughts on “April without Showers

  1. Nice poem, Victoria, with 18 syllables!


  2. Succinct and perfectly penned.


  3. Very delicate imagery.


  4. lynndiane says:

    i like this, Victoria…and i posted an american sentence today too…hope you (and we) get some april showers soon!


  5. Mary says:

    Love this word picture, Victoria. It says SO much about spring in a few words.


  6. rmp says:

    hmm…I like the trumpeting flowers as though they are welcoming in spring. lovely.


  7. A lovely haiku to accompany your beautiful photo. Thank you.


  8. Brian Miller says:

    hopefully they dont get a cold drink anymore…no snow or ice…there are places though that i am sure would be happy with just a little down pour….a drink to break the parch of drought


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