April 8, 2018: Poetry Writing Prompt – Carolyn Adams

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Carolyn Adams.

Write a set of 5 American Sentences in which each differently addresses the same specific topic.  American Sentences were invented by Allen Ginsberg as a western interpretation of Japanese haiku.  Whereas haiku employs specific syllable counts per each of the three lines, to total 17 syllables, American Sentences only require a total of 17 syllables.  They can be any number of lines or short sentences, and can have any syllable count per line.

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