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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 Refer
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 mi