An American sentence:
If you reread this sentence, that will be another experience.
What’s an ‘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.
Let’s write poetry together!
When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.–Ben Harper (b. 1969)
Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!
21 thoughts on “Base stats, or: Experience points”
Do I receive a chocolate for reading your sentence seven times? 😀
Veera, you’d have to send me your address… and it could melt in the mail…
Ahh, then how did you find my address when you mailed me to confirm that you’d received my poem for the Poetry Partners? 😉
through WordPress 🙂
(if you want emoji chocolates I can send you tons of those!)
Thanks for the chuckle. 😁
😄 Michele 😄
And I respawn to try again!
do I get bonus points for reading it thrice?
you get a long-distance e-hug: 🤗
received and enjoyed!!!
that’s even better than points!❣️🙏🙏
Hahaha. That’s true. Love it, David. ❤️
💜 Jeff 💜
I read and then read and read again! Voila! Every time somethin’ different. ❤️
🤗 Punam 🤗
Always something new. (K)
💕 Kerfe 💕 – so it seems to me.
Clever boy, David 🙂 🌟❤️
💖 Karima 💖
Haha, very creative David. 🙂
❤ Aishwarya! ❤ – thank you
You are welcome, David. 🙂