Tradition, or: Modernity

An American sentence Yesteryear's modernity is today's venerated tradition. 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… Continue reading Tradition, or: Modernity

Dreams, or: Seems

A triolet Are you reading these words as I dream? Am I now dreaming these words you're reading? We know nought of life but how things seem... Are you reading these words as I dream? Exists there but one mutual thought-stream? Is individualism merely misleading? Are you reading these words as I dream? Am I… Continue reading Dreams, or: Seems

Impressions, or: Press on

An elfchen Ends Arrive inevitably Often striking unexpectedly For people and poems Impressions Elfchen Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell or the like 2 2 What does the word from the first row do? 3 3 Where or how is the word of row 1? 4 4 What… Continue reading Impressions, or: Press on

Parfaits, or: Onions

An elfchen Chair Supports me Supported by floor Et cetera, et cetera... Theology Elfchen Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell or the like 2 2 What does the word from the first row do? 3 3 Where or how is the word of row 1? 4 4 What… Continue reading Parfaits, or: Onions

Clown, or: Entertainer

A sijo Must people be entertaining \ in order to be our friends or at least in order to become \ our friends when we meet them? I could pen some boring poetry \ but I don't want to know. The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.-Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)