An American sentence:
More than all else in Budapest, my daughter enjoyed Starbucks cookies.
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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43 thoughts on “Café Gerbeaud, or: Starbucks”
An American death sentence (8)
Obesity, diabetes (8)
Replace The Internationale (8)
👏🏻 Blake 👏🏻 ~ well done!
Twenty four every day (8*3)
Thanks David. I am in an odd mood tonight after a conversation today with an obese client who is “comfort-eating” himself to death. (Abused as a child).
What profession are you in?
Personal Care – Social Support.
An easy to please sweetie! 🍪😊
💗🙏🏻 Michele 🙏🏻💗 ~ well, assuming there’s a Starbucks nearby!
There’s always one nearby…(K)
Not in Israel!
New York City could manage to send a few you’re way and we’d never even notice.