Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.
     
Show ALL Forums  > Poems And Quotes  > 'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg      Home login  
 AUTHOR
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 1
'American Sentences' ala Allen GinsbergPage 1 of 4    (1, 2, 3, 4)
Ginsberg’s solutions, which first appear in his book Cosmopolitan Greetings, are his American Sentences: One sentence, 17 syllables, end of story. It makes for a rush of a poem, and if you decide to include the season and an aha! moment as Japanese haiku do—i.e., a divided poem with a hinge or pause separating the originator from the kapow!—well, more power to you!

Ex: Taxi ghosts at dusk pass Monoprix in Paris 20 years ago.

Put on my tie in a taxi, short of breath, rushing to meditate.

Anybody else game to try?
I'll go first (and maybe last...haha)
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 2
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/13/2014 7:20:41 AM
Catnip candelabras, arrow head, grey green leaves below wood white blooms
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 3
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/13/2014 8:31:00 AM
Wash day miracle, a machine that agitates, rinses and spins---sigh
 lookingforsophia
Joined: 3/3/2009
Msg: 4
view profile
History
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/13/2014 1:58:33 PM
Rereading 'Moby Duck' cliff notes ; while making a tuna fish sandwich
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 5
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/14/2014 4:11:34 PM
Mid July cold rain grey skies icy needles recent memory stings
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 6
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/14/2014 7:00:04 PM
The dirt the worth of house-work clouds her mind all the time but still she sweeps
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 7
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/18/2014 2:55:01 PM
Important things hang fire, brain scatters, need to focus, be alone.
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 8
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/20/2014 11:33:59 AM
Birch tree draped in vines,wild cluster grapes still green, hard as whole dried peas
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 9
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/21/2014 4:10:56 PM
Hot breath, breathed in and out of doors, same as in, sweltering, no A/C
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 10
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/22/2014 3:27:05 PM
Serene, clean, no weeds, a calm comes over the place, trees grow tall, no haste.
 lookingforsophia
Joined: 3/3/2009
Msg: 11
view profile
History
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/24/2014 5:36:55 AM
Music lifts like fog from the forest in moonshine dreams of 'Song Catcher'

Floating down valley streams, spinning gyroscopes in giggling gravel springs
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 12
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 7/31/2014 3:10:44 PM
Basils aromatic cry eat me a snip a sniff will undo you
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 13
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 8/11/2014 3:23:54 PM
Did not mean to scare her but something deep inside of me wanted to.
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 14
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 8/13/2014 2:46:59 PM
Today I slept in a little later than usual and liked it.
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 15
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 8/18/2014 3:50:42 PM
Intermittent downpours follow the same storm track as me and my cloud
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 16
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 8/22/2014 1:56:22 PM
simmering heat, black top highway, mirage, a dull flat blue lake beckons
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 17
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 8/25/2014 3:34:32 PM
Too hot too cold and then I fold my clothes fresh from the dryer downstairs.
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 18
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 8/28/2014 3:40:59 PM
After that one I was done but she kept refilling my glass alas
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 19
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 9/8/2014 4:36:35 PM
17 syllables<

North West wind pounding waves hair aflutter water eyed gaze fierce found sins
 cesska
Joined: 11/7/2011
Msg: 20
view profile
History
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 9/27/2014 9:25:59 PM
I got nothing except I can't stop clenching my jaw to relax
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 21
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 9/29/2014 3:35:24 PM
Slanting sunshine makes long shadows taller thinner I like my long legs
 cesska
Joined: 11/7/2011
Msg: 22
view profile
History
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 9/30/2014 4:16:24 PM
shadows, sun going down, quiet, going home to dinner, evening falls
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 23
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 10/2/2014 2:41:27 PM
School buses big trucks detour down my street and rattle my window panes
 CarefreeBeauty
Joined: 5/30/2014
Msg: 24
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 10/4/2014 6:37:46 AM
four a.m. get up open door cold air black night bright stars cat slips in
 cesska
Joined: 11/7/2011
Msg: 25
view profile
History
'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg
Posted: 10/5/2014 8:48:43 PM
this ain't easy and I am not sleezy just tired to pull out 4 words
Show ALL Forums  > Poems And Quotes  > 'American Sentences' ala Allen Ginsberg