Merit, Palm, or: Halt

Three American Sentences in 12 words: I. #merit I have #merit like you. I must satisfy myself that it's deserved. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1507972919791693826 II. #palm Iโ€ฆ just can't fathom innumerable lives in the #palm of one's hand. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1507976234801717254 III. #halt Screaming, "#Halt!" on a busy street corner will only draw annoyed eyes. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1507981599173926914 What's an 'American Sentence'?… Continue reading Merit, Palm, or: Halt

Stare, Canuck, or: Sacred

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to Twitter poetry prompts. Initially, I wasn't planning on x-posting those here, but then I realized: if I don't save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I'll… Continue reading Stare, Canuck, or: Sacred

Mud, Enforce, or: Empire

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to Twitter poetry prompts. Initially, I wasn't planning on x-posting those here, but then I realized: if I don't save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I'll… Continue reading Mud, Enforce, or: Empire

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

Focus, Shivers, or: Bitter

Three American sentences in 10 words I. #focus Whenever I begin counting syllables, I tend to lose #focus. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1501918641025130498 II. #shivers She #shivers despite the sunlight, as his poetry caresses her. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1490020742737674242 III. #bitter #Bitter, like all flavors, reflects feelings, not just food preferences. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1496410180497686529 What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American… Continue reading Focus, Shivers, or: Bitter

Fix, Expert, or: Gateway

This year, I am attempting to become active on Twitter after having created an account last year to post 365 micropoems. Among other things, this means I will be responding to Twitter poetry prompts. Initially, I wasn't planning on x-posting those here, but then I realized: if I don't save my Twitter poems elsewhere, I'll… Continue reading Fix, Expert, or: Gateway

Clamor, Stark, or: Magic

Three American sentences in 10 words I. #clamor The loud afternoon #clamor around her school makes discussions futile. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1488556529745895434 II. #stark When one partner dies, #stark differences between them become starker. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1491348818683916292 III. #magic Goldfish stare long enough to appreciate full, lengthy #magic shows. https://twitter.com/kaddish_s/status/1496110454199967744 What's an 'American Sentence'? Allen Ginsberg, inventor of the American… Continue reading Clamor, Stark, or: Magic

Human, or: Effervescence

An American sentence in 10 words: It's clichรฉ, but evil despots bring [human]โ€™s meaning into question. Another American sentence in 10 words: The effervescence of Ukraine's children has been flattened by missiles. 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… Continue reading Human, or: Effervescence