Saturday, October 10, 2009

IF THIS IS OCTOBER - IT MUST BE JACK KEROUAC

I read this poem, among others, at a few bars tonight. A final Beat wrap-up of the few remaining hipsters still in Lowell.  A lot of Jack's fans don't understand the depth of Jack's feelings for Catholicism. There are reasons why some hipsters were beat. It had to do with a lot of things, but they truly wept for their brothers and sisters. They had come off WWII, and knew what man was capable of doing and of tolerating. They wept because, they too, were human beings. I can see Saint Michael sharpening  his sword, aware of the deed he must perform.  This year, see Jack as that Catholic School Boy; not the man consumed by his demons.






WHY ANGELS CRY


... for Jack Kerouac






No one cries
as long
or as hard-


As a wounded Angel.






No one bleeds
  as deep
or so red-


As a wounded Angel.






so:


St. Michael

Waits.








Listening to his brothers




Sing.

6 comments:

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

I like the poem. Interesting take on this.

Fashionista said...

great poem...!!!

Reverend Lowell said...

Thanks....

Jake said...

This is incredible, really. Thank you so much for sharing it.

Beckett Amelia Hughes said...

damn, that was good

Reverend Lowell said...

Thanks for the kind words Jake and Beckett.
You make an old hippie happy!