Friday, April 01, 2011

American Sentences: 1/30

Last year, I was introduced to American Sentences by the incomparable Chuck Rybak. (buy his book...[scroll and you shall find]...your bookshelf will immediately become smarter and funnier.)

American Sentences are an Americanized form of haiku, still using about 17 syllables to express a thought or image, but instead of taking a three-line, vertical format, these sentences are linear, horizontal.

I've written several hundred haiku, but haven't tried my hand at American Sentences. I'm sure there are a few subtleties between the forms, and I plan to use National Poetry Month to find them. Or not.

"April begins, and my to-do list grows ever longer, such a fool."

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