This is a great exercise for National Poetry month. An American Sentence is similar to a haiku, in the fact that it has 17 syllables total, but it is not broken up into three lines. It is a poetic sentence that captures the shadow of a moment.
To learn more, check out American Sentences Resources.
Give one a whirl – try it out and post your American sentence here. There might be only a week and a half left of Poetry Month, but feel free to jump in any time!