An American sentence:
Waiting for my child’s birthday to give her this magic set ain’t easy.
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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40 thoughts on “Him who waits, or: Birthday bobbidi boo”
How long to wait? I do hope she enjoys her present! 🪄
just a couple more days❣️
She has a birthday very close to mine 😊
happy almost-birthday 🥳
David Copperfield conjuring illusions or actual Hogwarts thaumaturgy?😉
💚 🤷🏻♂️ LM 🤷🏻♂️ 💚
Haha. I used to love magic when I was younger. I still have a black cape and a couple other items from a kit I had when I was a kid.
💜🙏🏻 Brandon 🙏🏻💜 ~ me too!
Haha! It is always hardest to have found and purchased the most perfect gift and then having to wait to give it!
💝🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💝 ~ yeah