An American sentence:
One of my child’s four guests did not want to draw so I played cards with her.
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 “Arts and crafts, or: Card games”
💕🙏🏻 Dolly 🙏🏻💕 ~ it was the child’s idea
🤗 proud? – not proud
content – no not content:
joy, deep joy at meeting
requirements of a 7-year-old
💕🙏🏻 Barbara 🙏🏻💕 ~ you see right through me
each is their own little being, just like us biggies
YES! That is it EXACTLY, Beth… I think about this a lot, observing my daughter and her friends…
I believe it to be true, and I work with little people every day who prove it to me all the time
what ages do you work with, Beth?
3-5 year olds and they stay with me for two years, l love the multi-age set up and love getting to know them and their families better
My daughter has the same teacher this year (second grade) as she did last year, and previous to first grade, she was at the same preschool with the same teacher for two years too… I agree – it’s a great framework.
I so hope this was a slice of life and a recounting of truth! I remember playing cards with a friend’s mother at a birthday party when all the others wanted to play Monopoly but there weren’t enough tokens for everyone…. I never liked Monopoly (called it Monotony)! She taught me a game called Kings in the Corner. I haven’t played that game in years but used to play against my friends all the time!
💚🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💚 ~ it was, indeed, a true slice of life!
😇🙏🏻 Misky 🙏🏻😇
You get children like that.
According to his Grade R art teacher, my grandson is actually good at drawing, but he just prefers the games of minecraft.
🧡🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻🧡 ~ what is Grade R?
Its the stage or year just before grade 1 ❤
Oh! In the USA, we called it kindergarten!
Here too, it is still kindergarten but a special year, this is why it’s called GradeR since it is the year before Grade 1 or primary school.
Yes, I know, we are very romantic 😍…lol