For Kerry’s Prompt at Real Toads, Art Flash, an American Sentence.  An American Sentence is exactly 17 syllables and is a complete sentence. It is not necessary to rhyme it as it is Allen Ginsberg’s version of a haiku.

“Hark, now hear the sailors cry, Smell the sea, and feel the sky, Let your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic.” –  – Into the Mystic   Van Morrison

The moon sails on an ebony ink lake like an argent Lucifer.

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jaerose37
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 09:19:06

    What a cleverly written piece – captures the mood superbly


  2. Helen L Dehner
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 12:13:46

    Love the use of argent ~~~ perfect! The moon, the kitty.


  3. kim881
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 14:07:00

    I love the quote from Van the Man, Toni, and the gorgeous used of monochrome – ebony ink and argent – in your American sentence!


  4. coalblack
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 15:25:03

    Yeah, I’m digging “argent” too.

    That’s totally an owl, not a cat. btw.


    • kanzensakura
      Oct 04, 2019 @ 15:27:07

      Yeppers. I know it is an owl. LOL. I loved my play on words too. Lucifer used to be the name matches were called in the Victorian days. So we have a silver “lucifer” or a silver Devil. LOL.

      Sent from Mail for Windows 10



  5. sanaarizvi
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 16:41:21

    This is wonderful! I love; “The moon sails on an ebony ink lake.” 🙂


  6. oldegg
    Oct 04, 2019 @ 20:07:51

    Argent (silver) is a beauiful word, well done for using it.


  7. Kerry
    Oct 05, 2019 @ 03:50:54

    Oooh! Argent Lucifer! I love it.


  8. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Oct 05, 2019 @ 11:56:54

    Perfect Toni!


  9. purplepeninportland
    Oct 05, 2019 @ 19:09:08

    You really captured this, Toni!


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Oct 06, 2019 @ 11:06:58

    The normal silver of the being replaced by argent is perfect in combination with Lucifer… fallen from the sky.


  11. Lori
    Oct 06, 2019 @ 11:10:13

    I like the comparison of the dark night sky to an ebony lake. There is something dark and luscious but also devious in the argent lucifer.


  12. Rob Kistner
    Oct 06, 2019 @ 19:36:15

    Really great song by Van the Man — and much revealed in your AS Toni!


  13. Vivian Zems
    Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:57:53

    Love this ekphrastic sentence. Those horns do remind me of the evil one😈


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