By Jack Kerouac
Even though he's most sensible often called a author of prose, Jack Kerouac used to be a tremendous poet, his paintings defined via Michael McClure as "startling in its majesty and comedy and gentleness and vision." those 8 prolonged poems, composed among 1954 and 1961, provide exuberant forays into language and attention that mix wealthy imagery, advanced inner rhythms, and a reverent attentiveness to the moments.
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Cheese it the cops! Ram down the lamb! 700 Camels In Pakistan! Milk will curdle, honey, If you sit on stony penises Three times moving up & down And 7 times around 34TH CHORUS While young boys peek In the Hindu temple window To grow And come To A-mer-ri-kay And be long silent types In the night clerk cage Waiting for railroad calls And hints from Pakistan Beluchistan and Mien Mo That Mahatmas Havent left the field And tinkle bells And cobra flutes Still haunt our campfires In the calm & peaceful Night— Stars of India 35TH CHORUS And speak bashfully Thru strong brown eyes Of olden strengths And bad boy episodes And a father With sacred cows A wandering in his field.
47 46TH CHORUS Babies born screaming in this town Are miserable examples of what happens Everywhere. Bein Crazy is The least of my worries. Now the sun's goin down In old San Fran The hills are in a haze Of Shroudy afternoon— Bent withered Burroughsian Greeks pass In gray felt hats Expensively pearly On bony suffer heads 48 47TH CHORUS And old Indian bo's With no stockings on Just Chinese Shuffle Opium shoes Take the snaily constitutional Down 3rd St gray & lost &c Hard to see. Tragic burpers With scars of snow Bound bigly Huge to find it To the train Of time &C pain Waiting at the terminal.
29TH CHORUS Guys with big pockets In heavy topcoats And slit scar Head bands down The middle of their hair All Bruce Barton combed Stand surveying Harrison Folsom & the Ramp And the redbrick clock Wishin they had a woman Or some money, honey Westinghouse Elevators Are full of pretty girls With classy cans And cute pans And long slim legs And eyes for the boss At quarter of four. 30TH CHORUS Old Age is an Indian With gray hair And a cane In an old coat Tapping along The rainy street To see the pretty oranges And the stores On his big day When the dog's let out.
Book of Blues by Jack Kerouac