Friday, May 29, 2009

Further Notice

I just read this poem by Philip Whalen - center above between Ginsberg and Burroughs and wanted to share it. Whalen was Warren Coughlin in The Dharma Bums).

Further Notice
by Philip Whalen

I can't live in this world
And I refuse to kill myself
Or let you kill me

The dill plant lives, the airplane
My alarm clock, this ink
I won't go away

I shall be myself—
Free, a genius, an embarrassment
Like the Indian, the buffalo

Like Yellowstone National Park.

1 comment:

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