An American sentence:
Her dad beams, as his child teaches herself to swim without a kickboard.
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)
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16 thoughts on “Dare, or: Truth”
Wonderful! I’m glad she is taking to swimming and doesn’t have a fear of the water!!
💛💙 Muri 💛💙
Shavuah tov, David.
❤️🧡 Dolly ❤️🧡
A thrilling milestone for child and parent alike. Beautiful American sentence, David! ❤
💚 Cheryl 💚
no kick board
🤎 Barbara 🤎
You’ll be too big for your prideful shoes. BTW I am in hospital colitis of the bowel.
Oy vey! You are in my thoughts, Andrew❣️
Oy vey, certainly. It looks like surgery in the future after seeing the specialist. I am hoping to get out of here this afternoon. If the blood results are good, Jessica turned 73 today and I had wanted to do something special.
Happy birthday to Jessica 🙂 … and I’m sorry about your health problem 😦
Leaving here at 4 pm yippee
A proud parental moment indeed! 👍😁😊
🥳💜 Ken 💜🥳