Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Room of My Own: The Nature of Poetic Truth

oh, so, you're a poet
the aftertaste
of her words

where is your Howl?
this odor
of impending death

drifting snowflakes...
your poem, a bit of this
and a bit of that

1 comment:

  1. "Howl" is a poem written by Allen Ginsberg in 1955, published as part of his 1956 collection of poetry titled Howl and Other Poems.

    Ginsberg began work on "Howl" as early as 1954. In the Paul Blackburn Tape Archive at U.C.S.D., Ginsberg can be heard reading early drafts of his poem to his fellow writing associates. "Howl" is considered to be one of the great works of American literature.[1][2] It came to be associated with the group of writers known as the Beat Generation, which included Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.[1]

    -- excerpted from the Wikipedia entry, Howl