Written for: The Wednesday Muse: American Sentence (sentence of 17 syllables)
“The American Sentence was created by Allen Ginsberg. Ginsberg was born in 1926 in Newark. NJ and went to Columbia University in NYC. He was one of the original Beat Poets along with Neal Cassady, Jack Keroac and William S. Burroughs. As great and prolific a poet as he was, he couldn’t get a handle on haiku, felt it didn’t translate well into English. LOL. He was into Zen and into Japan but he couldn’t do haiku. I think it was the strict rules that he couldn’t deal with. Anyway, he created the American Sentence. A complete sentence of 17 syllables that is a poem.”
Eyes afire, she leans against dark doorway as his eyes melt into hers.