My 1st waltmarie
Comprised of 5 consecutive American sentences
Belief in deities helps humans bear their emotional Baggage. Needy, unsteady, we oft succumb to our basal needs and Desires. Floundering, humanity yearns to experience storied Magic. Regrettably, some devotees feel threatened by (s)he who faith Rejects. Love for supernatural beings entirely defies Logic.
Created as a nonce by Candace Kubinec.
- 10 lines
- Even lines are two syllables in length, odd lines are longer (but no specific syllable count)
- Even lines make their own mini-poem if read separately
No other rules for subject or rhymes.
The American sentence
Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didn’t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He felt that removing the line count freed the American Sentence up for the idiosyncrasies of English phonemes.
- Composed in one line;
- Syllabic, 17 syllables;
- Condensed, written with no unnecessary words or articles;
- Complete sentence or sentences;
- Includes a turn or enlightenment.
I am offline for 25 hours for the Jewish festival of Sukkot, from sunset on Monday to sunset on Tuesday. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with you soon!