An American sentence:
Treating and bandaging my wounds is my parental priority.
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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27 thoughts on “Father, or: Cure”
Yes, definitely, David! “Physician, heal thyself!” ❤
💙🙏🏻 Cheryl 🙏🏻💙 ~ exactly
It so is… inside and outside wounds. 💗
💛🙏🏻 Cindy 🙏🏻💛 ~ exactly 💯
If we are not whole we can’t bind up the wounds of our children!! Very wise!!
🤍🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻🤍
Oh, I love this! I am fascinated with the English language and the origin of words, phrases, and forms. Thank you for sharing!!
💖🙏🏻 Kristian 🙏🏻💖 ~ thank you for the kind support!
💞🙏🏻 Rayla 🙏🏻💞
💗🙏🏻 Filipa 🙏🏻💗
💕🙏🏻 Sadje 🙏🏻💕
Ironic that Ginsberg also had his own rules. Thanks for explaining.
In truth, the haiku has many other Western progeny❣️
Breathtaking, with one stroke of your pen
You provide clarity and solution
We must wash our hands and clean our wounds first, to prevent any further infection-
Wise words to the wounded parent.
💓🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💓
Happy new year
Profound insight, David!!
💚🙏🏻 Suzette 🙏🏻💚
💙🙏🏻 Lauren 🙏🏻💙