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  1. Tinker

    Experimenting

    Here are a few of my attempts at the American Sentence. #1AS White-haired man in grey tailored suit touches my cold fingers with warm hands. #2AS No moon to dull their sparkle, stars sweep Northern sky. Midnight from my deck. #3AS Crystal water soothes my prickly throat; clear plastic serves up thirst quencher. #4AS Smell of Lavender clings to my fingers, reminds me of my grandma. ~~Judi Van Gorder I've known about this form for some time but finally got around to adding it to the Reference Section. Badger's latest publication made me think of it.
  2. Tinker

    American Sentence

    Explore the Craft of Writing Poetry American Verse The American Sentence is a concept of the legendary Beat Poet, Allen Ginsberg. It is simply a poem within 17 syllables in one line. The line should be written in complete sentence(s). It should capture a moment with a “turn”. “poets are people who notice what they notice” Allen Ginsberg Reading Ginsberg’s work you will find that he rarely uses articles such as a, an, the. He believed eliminating unnecessary words gave his work an "immediacy". His trademark style was to, in his words, “condense, condense, condense”. Given that quote you might think he would embrace haiku which in English is 17 syllables broken into lines, most often 5-7-5. But he felt the line breaks reduced the poem to “counting not feeling”. Subsequently, he came up with what he called the American Sentence. "Rainy night on Union Square, full moon. Want more poems? Wait till I’m dead." ~~Allen Ginsberg "Four skinheads stand in the streetlight rain chatting under an umbrella." ~~Allen Ginsberg The elements of the American Sentence are: composed in one line. syllabic, 17 syllables. condensed, written with no unnecessary words or articles. complete sentence or sentences. includes a turn or enlightenment. And my attempt:#1AS Dr. Elboim Famed surgeon in grey tailored suit touches my cold fingers with warm hands. ~~Judi Van Gorder (Note: After having written so many haiku, when I initially read about the American Sentence, I thought, this is just a haiku without the line breaks. To my surprise, after researching and reading about the form, I found myself writing an American Sentence from a totally different perspective than the haiku. I wrote my American Sentence from an emotional space rather than the objective observational space I write my haiku.)
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