Apple Air

An American sentence for Sarah’s prompt at dVerse – waiting and anticipiation.  An American sentence is exactly 17 syllables and is a complete sentence. It was created by Allen Ginsberg because he couldn’t follow the rules for classic haiku.

Apple Air
“Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Waiting for the lovely tokens of autumn and the rich smell of apples.



18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 17, 2019 @ 16:16:03

    I love anytime you wait for the blessing of a sent.


  2. sarahsouthwest
    Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:08:01

    The rich smell of apples – perfect.


  3. Glenn A. Buttkus
    Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:28:35

    I love your quote, and I dig American sentences. I applaud your audacity of serving up only one; a poem shorter than the quote that precedes it.


    • kanzensakura
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:40:12

      Thank you Glenn. There is no need to post several. That is excessive. You know I believe in why saying something with 200 words when 20 will do.

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  4. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Sep 17, 2019 @ 17:38:21

    Perfect Toni!


  5. Vivian Zems
    Sep 17, 2019 @ 18:08:12

    Sniff! Sniff! I can smell them 😊


  6. Frank Hubeny
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 00:34:55

    I used to work in an apple orchard. Your poem suggested and brought back those autumn smells.


  7. kim881
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 02:24:24

    I love the assonance of the phrase ‘Apple Air’ which, when said aloud, is like Autumn exhaling. I love both the quote and your American sentence, Toni, and the ‘tokens of autumn’.


  8. Misky
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 07:37:23

    Careful where you lovely nose sniffs; our apples are full of bees.


    • kanzensakura
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 07:42:05

      And yellow jackets are swarming around our apples. Sniffing apples can. Be perilous. I keep bees so they are always about. 🐝

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      • Misky
        Sep 18, 2019 @ 08:44:01

        It’s that time of year when they’re all drunk on rotting apples and acting silly. I always get stung around this time of year.


        • kanzensakura
          Sep 18, 2019 @ 08:49:43

          Lol. Yes they are acting silly or will first of October around here. Apple season. Of course there are the autumn varietals of grapes that come slong mid-October. I am allergic to bee stings so I keep several Epi Pens about. I keep bees! But i have never been stung by my bees. It is those wicked and bad tempered yellow jackets and wasps I have to be cautious of.

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  9. rivrvlogr
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 12:05:44

    I’ve known that scent in orchards and cider mills, and it is heady.


  10. Rob Kistner
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 12:09:54

    This is well written Toni . A fascinating form of waiting. Waiting on the seasons, and the fruits they bear.


  11. mhmp77
    Sep 18, 2019 @ 20:42:31


    Well accomplished American sentence for the anticipated sight of an Autumn’s apple. Classic take Toni!



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