By Jack Kerouac
Even supposing he's top often called a author of prose, Jack Kerouac was once an enormous poet, his paintings defined by means of Michael McClure as "startling in its majesty and comedy and gentleness and vision." those 8 prolonged poems, composed among 1954 and 1961, supply exuberant forays into language and realization that mix wealthy imagery, advanced inner rhythms, and a reverent attentiveness to the moments.
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Aint comin And I'm no where. He aint done nothin But change hats And go to work And light a new cigar And stands in doorway Swingin the 8 inch Stogie all around Arc ing to see Mankind's vast 50 49TH CHORUS Sea restless crown Come rolling bit by bit From offices of gloom To homes of mortuary Hidden Television Behind the horse's Clock in Hopalong The Burper's bestfriend Ten gat waving Far from children Sadly waving From the balcony Above this street Where Acme Paper Torn &c Tattered S'down the parade Thrown to clebrate McParity's return: 51 50TH CHORUS All ties in Like anacin.
Must have had one leg once And expensive armpit canes And traveled in this rain With youthful hidden pain 33 32ND CHORUS Beautiful girls Just primp But beautiful boys Do suffer. White wash rain stain Gravel roof glass black Red wood blue neon Green elevators Birds that change color And white ants Climbing to your knee Earnest for deliverance. 34 33RD CHORUS It was a mournful day The B O Bay was gray Old man angry-necks Stomped to escape sex And find his Television In the uptown vision Of the milk &c secret Blossom curtain Creak it.
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. Somewhere in this snow I see little children raped By maniacal sex fiends Eager to make a break But the F B I In the form of Ted Stands waiting Hand on gun In the Paranoiac Summer time To come. 32 31ST C H O R U S I knew an angel In Mexico City Call'd La Negra Who the Same eyes Had as Sebastian And was reincarnated To suffer in the poker House rain Who had the same eyes As Sebastian When his Nirvana came Sambati was his name.
Book of Blues by Jack Kerouac