Gregory Corso
Writ On The Eve Of My 32nd Birthday by Gregory Corso

Writ On The Eve Of My 32nd Birthday by Gregory Corso

a slow thoughtful spontaneous poemI am 32 years old and finally I look my age, if not more. Is it a good face what’s no more a boy’s face? It seems fatter. And my hair, it’s ...

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Writ On The Steps Of Puerto Rican Harlem by Gregory Corso

Writ On The Steps Of Puerto Rican Harlem by Gregory Corso

There’s a truth limits man A truth prevents his going any farther The world is changing The world knows it’s changing Heavy is the sorrow of the day The old have the look of doom ...

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The Whole Mess… Almost by Gregory Corso

The Whole Mess… Almost by Gregory Corso

I ran up six flights of stairsto my small furnished roomopened the windowand began throwing outthose things most important in lifeFirst to go, Truth, squealing like a fink:'Don't! ...

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I Am 25 by Gregory Corso

I Am 25 by Gregory Corso

With a love a madness for ShelleyChatterton Rimbaudand the needy-yap of my youth has gone from ear to ear: I HATE OLD POETMEN!Especially old poetmen who retractwho ...

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Marriage by Gregory Corso

Marriage by Gregory Corso

Should I get married? Should I be Good? Astound the girl next door with my velvet suit and faustaus hood? Don't take her to movies but to cemeteries tell all about werewolf ...

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The Mad Yak by Gregory Corso

The Mad Yak by Gregory Corso

I am watching them churn the last milk they'll ever get from me.They are waiting for me to die;They want to make buttons out of my bones.Where are my sisters and brothers?That ...

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Writ On The Eve Of My 32nd Birthday by Gregory Corso

Writ On The Eve Of My 32nd Birthday by Gregory Corso

a slow thoughtful spontaneous poemI am 32 years old and finally I look my age, if not more. Is it a good face what’s no more a boy’s face? It seems fatter. And my hair, it’s ...

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Elegiac Feelings American by Gregory Corso

Elegiac Feelings American by Gregory Corso

1 How inseparable you and the America you saw yet was never there to see; you and America, like the tree and the ground, are one the same; yet how like a palm tree in the state of ...

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1959 by Gregory Corso

1959 by Gregory Corso

Uncomprising year—I see no meaning to life. Though this abled self is here nonetheless, either in trade gold or grammaticness, I drop the wheelwright’s simple principle— Why weave ...

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America Politica Historia, In Spontaneity by Gregory Corso

America Politica Historia, In Spontaneity by Gregory Corso

O this political air so heavy with the bells and motors of a slow night, and no place to rest but rain to walk—How it rings the Washington streets! The umbrella’d congressmen; the ...

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Gregory Corso by Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso by Gregory Corso

Budger of history Brake of time You BombToy of universe Grandest of all snatched sky I cannot hate youDo I hate the mischievous thunderbolt the jawbone of an assThe bumpy club of ...

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To A Downfallen Rose by Gregory Corso

To A Downfallen Rose by Gregory Corso

When I laid aside the verses of Mimnermus, I lived a life of canned heat and raw hands, alone, not far from my body did I wander, walked with a hope of a sudden dreamy forest of ...

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Birthplace Revisited by Gregory Corso

Birthplace Revisited by Gregory Corso

I stand in the dark light in the dark street and look up at my window, I was born there. The lights are on; other people are moving about. I am with raincoat; cigarette in mouth, ...

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Transformation & Escape by Gregory Corso

Transformation & Escape by Gregory Corso

1 I reached heaven and it was syrupy. It was oppressively sweet. Croaking substances stuck to my knees. Of all substances St. Michael was stickiest. I grabbed him and pasted him ...

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I Held A Shelley Manuscript by Gregory Corso

I Held A Shelley Manuscript by Gregory Corso

My hands did numb to beautyas they reached into Death and tightened!O sovereign was my touchupon the tan-inks's fragile page!Quickly, my eyes moved quickly,sought for smell for ...

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Bomb by Gregory Corso

Bomb by Gregory Corso

Budger of history Brake of time You Bomb Toy of universe Grandest of all snatched sky I cannot hate you Do I hate the mischievous thunderbolt the jawbone ...

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Last Night I Drove A Car by Gregory Corso

Last Night I Drove A Car by Gregory Corso

Last night I drove a carnot knowing how to drivenot owning a carI drove and knocked downpeople I loved...went 120 through one town.I stopped at Hedgevilleand slept in the back ...

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Destiny by Gregory Corso

Destiny by Gregory Corso

They deliver the edicts of Godwithout delayAnd are exempt from apprehensionfrom detentionAnd with their God-givenPetasus, Caduceus, and Talariaferry like bolts of ...

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Writ On The Steps Of Puerto Rican Harlem by Gregory Corso

Writ On The Steps Of Puerto Rican Harlem by Gregory Corso

There’s a truth limits man A truth prevents his going any farther The world is changing The world knows it’s changing Heavy is the sorrow of the day The old have the look of doom ...

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Humanity by Gregory Corso

Humanity by Gregory Corso

What simple profunditiesWhat profound simplicitiesTo sit down among the treesand breathe with themin murmur brool and breeze —And how can I trust themwho pollute the skywith ...

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Dream of a Baseball Star by Gregory Corso

Dream of a Baseball Star by Gregory Corso

I dreamed Ted Williamsleaning at nightagainst the Eiffel Tower, weeping.He was in uniformand his bat lay at his feet- knotted and twiggy.'Randall Jarrell says you're a poet! ' I ...

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The American Way by Gregory Corso

The American Way by Gregory Corso

1 I am a great American I am almost nationalistic about it! I love America like a madness! But I am afraid to return to America I'm even afraid to go into the American Express— 2 ...

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