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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

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

“POETRY IS...” “SERIOUSLY?”

“And poetry still the underwear of the soul.”  –Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Do we REALLY know what poetry is?  Can/will it ever be defined?  Adequately?

“Poems don’t just happen.”  –William Stafford… 335 altre parole

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