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