Helpless, and/or: Intimate

An American sentence: I'm having an intimate encounter with your brain through your eyeballs. Another American sentence: Your brain is helpless to my words' advances. Imagine a green cow. 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… Continue reading Helpless, and/or: Intimate

The wisest of words, or: Zero syllables

An American sentence: I wonder whether the wisest of words are zero syllables long. 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 felt that… Continue reading The wisest of words, or: Zero syllables

Back then, or: Hours later

Sevenling (Hazy wisps of) Hazy wisps of last night's dream sequences lit upon the faintest glimmers of reflections swirling around fantasies beyond the reaches of my consciousness. I rubbed the sleep from my eyes this morning; savored the aroma of my coffee with a contented sigh; stepped out and breathed in Jerusalem's crisp autumn air.… Continue reading Back then, or: Hours later

Conceit, or: The Highlander

Hundreds of millions of thoughts - Spray streaming from the soul - Into yielding, strong, slick channel - T'wards vision's luring hole. Doubts acidic dissolve many - Many more - flow away - Still, coated with self-confidence Some swim on - undelayed. Slick inspirations fluid Rippling muscles creative - Aid - thousands - although only… Continue reading Conceit, or: The Highlander