Time, or: Space

An American Sentence in 12 words Inspired by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel z"l (1907 โ€“ 1972) The Sabbath is a #palace constructed in time, rather than in space. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1504020662503067649 The prompt: #palace (#storyin12) https://twitter.com/storyin12/status/1504019648450379776/ What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American Sentence, felt that the haiku didnโ€™t work as well in English.… Continue reading Time, or: Space

The Candlelight, or: Form verses creativity

Sangeetha & David's new poetry project Once upon a time, two poets who'd never met in person spontaneously began writing verses back and forth to one another over the Internet. Their first poetry project took them some nine months: a 100 verse Hyakuin. Once they'd completed their oeuvre, the two decided to continue their creative… Continue reading The Candlelight, or: Form verses creativity

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 52

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, the very last week of 2021, I posted a series of Biolets to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago. I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, and… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 52

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 51

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of American sentences to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Of all the forms of micropoetry that I explored over the course of '21, the American sentence probably most influenced my… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 51

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 50

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of elfchens to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Actually, I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I no longer have… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 50

Lighting a fire, or: Writing

An American sentence: On Shabbat, smokers forgo cigarettes. Would I could write poetry. 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… Continue reading Lighting a fire, or: Writing

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 49

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of shadormas to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Actually, I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I no longer have… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 49

Twitter poetry 2021: Week 48

My blogger-poet-friend Ingrid inspired me to create a Twitter account and start writing #APoemADay, which I began on January 1, 2021. This week, I posted a series of dribbles to Twitter, which I wrote a while ago... Actually, I'm thrilled to say that I've completed my full year's worth of micropoems for 2021, meaning that I no longer have… Continue reading Twitter poetry 2021: Week 48