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The Best Minds of My Generation

My introduction to Beat literature occurred about two years ago when I read Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac during a trip to the beach. Although I stumbled through it rather clumsily and should probably re-read it, I enjoyed it enough to decide that at a later date I would definitely read more Kerouac. 977 altre parole

Constantly Living Absurdity

Constanty Living Absurdity
with apologies to Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Like a trumpet-playing idiot
I write my words on the page,
declaring them art.

Keys singing in their soft voices… 168 altre parole

Confound

I Am Waiting, Too

I AM WAITING, TOO
By David Allen
(With apologies to Lawrence Ferlinghetti)

I am waiting for my time to arrive
And I am waiting
For a renewed Age of Reason… 266 altre parole

Poetry

Poetry

Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them.

*About poetry and the univesal law of gravitation, L. Ferlinghetti
**Kneeling (naked) Man Embracing a Standing (naked) Woman, by norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland, begining of XX c

All That Poetry

IN MEMORIUM: NAMELESS ONE

My muse drowned
in a torrent of words.
I buried her
on page 243
of War and Peace.
Kafka read the eulogy,
while Ferlinghetti dozed… 54 altre parole

Poem

Epigraph

the epigraph’s of Ferlinghetti’s book Poetry as Insurgent Art read as

The woods of Arcardy are dead,

and over is their antique joy;

Of old the world on dreaming fed; 128 altre parole

Poetry

What is a Poem?

A poem is the shadow of a plane fleeing over the ground like a cross escaping a church.

–Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This quote, and many other marvelous thoughts on the nature of poetry, is from Ferlinghetti’s book “ 60 altre parole

Poetry