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Download e-book for iPad: Book of Blues by Jack Kerouac

By Jack Kerouac

ISBN-10: 0140587004

ISBN-13: 9780140587005

Even supposing he's top often called a author of prose, Jack Kerouac was once an immense poet, his paintings defined through Michael McClure as "startling in its majesty and comedy and gentleness and vision." those 8 prolonged poems, composed among 1954 and 1961, supply exuberant forays into language and recognition that mix wealthy imagery, advanced inner rhythms, and a reverent attentiveness to the moments.

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That's how I feel— What a deal! Yes I'm goin ho o ome 40 39TH CHORUS Yes I'm goin on home today Tonight I'll be ridin The 80 mile Zipper And flyin down the Coast Wrapt in a blanket Cryin And cold So brother Pour me a drink I got lots of friends From coast to coast And ocean to ocean girls But when I see A bottle a wine And see that it's full I like to open it And take of it my fill 41 40TH CHORUS And when my head gets dizzy And friends all laugh And money pours from my pocket And goid from my ears And silver flies out and rubies explode I'll up & eat And sing another song And drop another grape In my belly down Cause you know What Omar Khayyam said Better be happy With the happy grape As make long faces And groan all night In search of fruit That dont exist 41ST C H O R U S So Mister Engineer And Mister Hoghead Conductor Jones And you head brakeman And you, tagman on this run Give me a hiball Boomer's or any kind Start that Diesel All 3 Units Less roll on down that rail See Kansas City by dawn Or grass of Amarilla Or rooftops of Old New York Or banksides green with grass In April Anywhere I 43 42ND CHORUS I'd better be a poet Or lay down dead.

46 45TH CHORUS Inquisitive plaidshirt Pops look at trucks In the afternoon While Mulligan's Stewing on the stove And Calico spreads Her milk &c creamy legs For advertising salesman Passing thru from Largo Oregon where water Runs the Willamette down By blasted to-the-North Volcanic ashes seft. 47 46TH CHORUS Babies born screaming in this town Are miserable examples of what happens Everywhere. Bein Crazy is The least of my worries. Now the sun's goin down In old San Fran The hills are in a haze Of Shroudy afternoon— Bent withered Burroughsian Greeks pass In gray felt hats Expensively pearly On bony suffer heads 48 47TH CHORUS And old Indian bo's With no stockings on Just Chinese Shuffle Opium shoes Take the snaily constitutional Down 3rd St gray & lost &c Hard to see.

43RD CHORUS Little Cody Deaver A San Francisco boy Hung by hair of heroes Growing green & thin And soft as sin From the tie piles Of the railer road Track where Tokay Bottles rust in dust Waiting for the term Of partiality To end up there In heaven high So's loco can Come home Con poco coco. 45 44TH CHORUS Little heroes of the dead Found a nickle instead And bought a Borden half & half Orange Sherbert & vanil milk Trod the pavements Of unfall Frisco Waiting for its earthquake To waver houses men And streets to spindle Drift to fall at Third Street Number 6-15 Where Bank now stands Jack London was born And saw gray rigging At the 'barcadero Pier, His bier commemorated in marble To advertise the stone Of vaults where money rots.

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