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

Into that good night, or: Gentle

An American sentence: I would dissolve into night's muted darkness - then evanesce at dawn. 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… Continue reading Into that good night, or: Gentle

“…Two minutes of silence”

Suzette often posts quotes that I connect with, but certainly some more than others. This quote from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar (whom I hadn't known of) really speaks to me. In fact, I recently wrote a micropoem about the special silence of the night, which I have scheduled to be published on my Twitter account… Continue reading “…Two minutes of silence”