American Sentence #490

An American Sentence for Helen’s Get Listed prompt over at Real Toads.  An American Sentence is exactly 17 syllables, a complete sentence, created by Allen Ginsberg, because he couldn’t follow the rules of classic Haiku.

American Sentence #490

“Your smile and your laughter lit my whole world.” ― Ranata Suzuki

The absence of love creates the clamor of sorrow, exile of joy.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Misky
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 15:25:55



  2. Vivian Zems
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 17:30:35

    Profound and so true!


  3. Cosmos Cami
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 20:58:26

    I like knowing that. Thank you!


  4. Rall
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 22:30:33

    Like this form…good one !


  5. Rob Kistner
    Sep 09, 2019 @ 22:31:04

    Well done Toni!


  6. oldegg
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 07:41:35

    Sadly your words are so true. It is a pity that humans are so flawed if we analyze them closely.


  7. Susie Clevenger
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 12:56:28

    Power in such few words…


  8. purplepeninportland
    Sep 10, 2019 @ 20:01:10



  9. Helen L Dehner
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 09:28:00

    Succinct, relevant … great sentence! Thank you for joining the Wordy Challenge.


  10. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 11, 2019 @ 14:40:25

    Indeed… without love we’re lost.


  11. Kerry
    Sep 12, 2019 @ 12:41:08

    I love an American sentence! This one is right up my alley..


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