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“20. Believe in the Holy Contour of Life”

From Jack Kerouac’s List of 30 Beliefs and Techniques for Prose and Life, tacked to the wall of Allen Ginsberg’s hotel room in North Beach the year before the latter wrote Howl and the line, Real holy laughter of the … Continue reading

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Every Body Persists in Its State of Being

Talking to Krista Tippett about Rilke, Buddhism, and the death of her husband, Joanna Macy said we become what we love and so her husband is spread throughout the world he loved…  There’s a song that wants to be sung … Continue reading

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10 July Haikus

south of Covington place names like stage directions — Crystal Falls, Spread Eagle a wild turkey hen with eleven little poults — get off the damn road snake, a long muscle, a twitching in the tall grass, I want to … Continue reading

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The cobalt shadows…

The cobalt shadows of the poet trees stretch in last light, limbs entwining, across the snow to the russet alders that grow to the edge of the beaver pond.

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Another poem about a poet electrocuted in the bath

Rosario Castellanos You wrote the poem where the poor Indian woman prays Please God don’t let my baby be born a girl But I can’t remember if you bore any children or were childless like Mistral or barren like Lorca’s … Continue reading

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Pencil Sonnet

Of course guns kill people and pencils misspell words and they can even poke your eye out but usually only one eye at a time before reloading, and so I cannot support the right to carry automatic pencils with lead … Continue reading

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Haiku 13.41: Driving on the Left on the Narrow Roads of the Lake District

He just crashed intoWordsworth’s old stone cottage wallwith his rental car.

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