Thursday, September 22, 2005

Beat

Here's a short poem that I wrote during my "beatnik" period.

Beat

Being beat means
sitting alone
in a greasy old diner
with a cup of joe
(no latte's, please)
a scrap of battered writings
and 10 cents in your pocket

looking out at the forelorn world
through a steamed up window

as it humdrum
passes by

heading neither
here nor there

all moving under
an encompassing night sky
full of swirling
blazing stars

7 Comments:

Blogger willowtree said...

That was a good one, very visual. I enjoyed it! You said that was your "beatnik" period, so what period are you in now?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

Well, I would say I'll always probably be in somewhat of a "beatnik" period, but I wrote this at a time when I was really into the "Beats", as with Jack Kerouac's works. Then, I had an extreme Thomas Pynchon period, which also still exists, maybe even more so than the beat one.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Åñèè§å said...

hey frank that link u gave me to the little prince its not loading by chance do u have another link to the story?

7:21 PM  
Blogger Frank said...

I noticed that site has Frames and also No Frames. Did you try No Frames? If that doesn't work, maybe trying a different web browser? I tried it here and it was working OK. That site is a good one, because it has the author's original drawings as well.

I looked around, and it looks like that may be about the only web site with the full story on it. Let me know if it does or doesn't work, and we can think of something else.

7:42 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Hey Frank, do you watch LOST at all?

7:13 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

No, I've never seen LOST, but I hear that is one of the top shows these days. I might be working into the evening on the night it's on, not sure. I kept rushing home to see, "Tommy Lee Goes To College", but I think that one is over now.

9:54 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Tommy Lee goes to college? Hehe, i never saw that one.
I think you would like LOST. It doesnt insult the viewers' intelligence at all. And people get deep, doing research on the significance of names, and the mention of books. It's wild. In each episode there are tiny clues hidden through out. It's the greatest fun trying to find the clues, and then figure out where it goes, or what it tells.
There are 1001 theories as to what is going on in the show because it's a bit of a puzzle, and though things are revealed each week, they bring up more questions.
You have to see it from the beginning to appreciate it because it can get crazy sometimes.
And don't be surprised if you yell at the TV at least once. (usually it is no, you end NOW!)
I dont know anyone who watches it who has not.

11:36 AM  

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