Numbered syllables, or: Illusory control

An American sentence: Depicting life in numbered syllables grants illusory control. 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 removing the line… Continue reading Numbered syllables, or: Illusory control

To see, or: Not to see

Poetry Partners #155 A poem by 3L of 'Wandering Prophesy' To be, and not to be; There is no question. To see, or not to see; There is the illusion. Wandering Prophesy: A poem by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™ I'd thought I told myself I was but 'twas merely an illusion Deep… Continue reading To see, or: Not to see