|'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)
|'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