The American Sentence

Today’s post is on the American Sentence, a poetry form invented by the American Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the mid-1980’s as a twist on traditional haiku. Like haiku, American Sentences consist of 17 syllables, but instead of being arranged into three lines, they are written as a single line or sentence. They also may or may not have a title. https://playground.poetry.blog/2020/02/17/invented-poetry-forms-the-american-sentence/comment-page-1/#comment-1397

On eating out with a friend…
Order the pizza but don’t forget to ask for the extra napkins

On taking care of your pet…
Food, water, bedding, hay, kibble, special treats, and clean home for my pal.

On going out on a date…
Pick me up on time and let us go see a movie and have dinner.

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