Liz’s Weekend Poetry Series

by lizard

This is the first in what will be a once-a-week poetry selection.

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PLEASE

for James Broughton

Oh god, let’s go.
This is a poem for Kenneth Patchen.
Everywhere they are shooting people.
People people people people.
This is a poem for Allen Ginsberg.
I want to be elsewhere, elsewhere.
This is a poem about a horse that got tired.
Poor. Old. Tired. Horse.
I want to go home.
I want you to go home.
This is a poem which tells the story,
which is the story.
I don’t know. I get lost.
If only they would stand still and let me.
Are you happy, sad, not happy, please come.
This is a poem for everyone.

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—Robert Creeley

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  1. Jake

    Looks like you either rushed to judgement or you hve pretty slim pickin’–Better luck next week

  2. Well I loved the poem even if Jake didn’t. Very playful.

  3. groucho

    I appreciate that someone posts poetry. Maybe I don’t “love” this poem, but I’m happy to read it and consider it and be thankful that someone else besides Lundy who loved Creeley would like this enough to put it up for view on the inter-net. He looked hard, of course he only had one eye, not that you need eyes to see what’s going on. Thanks Lizard for something to consider. Creeley is as good a place to start as anywhere. Peace & poetry.

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