An American sentence:
Every verse provides a moment’s reprieve from the harsh blizzard of thoughts.
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.
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32 thoughts on “The harsh blizzard, or: Thoughts”
Simply fantastic, and so deep.
❤ Dolly ❤ ~ I've been accused of many things, but deep? 😉
My impression, I am entitled to it.
Even I have experienced this. Wise words David.
💝 Lauren 💝
Wow, I love this. ❤
💜 Sylvia 💜 ~ thank you!
That’s awesome. ❤️
❤️ 🤎 Jeff 🤎 ❤️
Flash flood verse
“Harsh blizzard of thought”
Floats my raft 🙂
😍 CES 😍
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy”–Rumi
What’s that sound
The one hand clapping
That two make
ya know, my seven-year-old has been in a “patty cake” phase lately!
Yes, I know. 🙂
Absolutely, composed by one who knows.
❤ ❤ Abi ❤ ❤
💘 Eugi 💘
David, an engaging bit of wisdom! ❤ Take care!
💖 Cheryl 💖
Maelstrom of my mind swirls past my face as I pluck words to fit this poem….
(you’ve inspired me and now I’m commenting in American Sentences)!
🤎 Muri 🤎 ~ lovely!
💜 Suzette 💜
Harsh blizzard of thoughts… remarkable way to express it!
🧡 Annette 🧡 ~ thanks!
Yes to this!! 👍👍😁😁👏👏
💚 Ken 💚 ~ thank you, Sir!
You’re most welcome sir! 👍😁