Away from the child, or: She feared

An American sentence: Her grandmother stayed home, away from the child, for she feared falling ill. What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English. Ginsberg decided to remove the line structure of the haiku, maintaining the requirement of 17 syllables total. He… Continue reading Away from the child, or: She feared

Generations, or: Generation

Poetry Partners #36 A Pythagorean poem by davidatqcm of 'The Hobart Chinaman' We hear their news They'll be transported to parenthood Life starts again in utero, for millennia t'was always so, but now from test tubes small cells grow. davidatqcm: A Fibonacci poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™ The worst... By far,… Continue reading Generations, or: Generation

Grandparents & grandchildren

The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.โ€” Sam Levenson (1911 โ€“ 1980) I'm sharing this quote in honor of my Mama's visiting us right now from the USA. Today, our daughter chose to stay at home with her grandmother, rather than go out for ice cream.… Continue reading Grandparents & grandchildren