707 Scott Street by John Wieners

By John Wieners

707 Scott highway, the magazine of John Wieners, dates from 1958-9, the years while Weiners used to be composing The inn Wentley Poems, in addition to the various nice lyrical poems integrated in his chosen Poems. The magazine includes types of a few of those poems in addition to others that experience by no means been released wherever. "I needs to omit the best way to write," he states at the commencing web page. "I needs to unlearn what has been taught me." after which later, a piece much less portentously: "I needs to learn the way to not write. i have to watch with my five senses." Wieners used to be twenty-four, nonetheless greedy for the ineffable "other" that will by some means attach his a variety of selves and provides his existence that means, but he used to be already totally shaped (in some ways) as a poet. The query used to be how to find the "other," how one can get there via invocation, intercourse, poetry, medicinal drugs and magic.

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To be dumb himself A mammoth vegetable, A. Richer says. But today is Friday and I know what's happening on the street. I would think it's a full moon for the high tides in my soul. The Perseids shower themselves thru the sky above me. Buddha sits in the dust. The poet works to undo the confusion around him. He should not add to it. Well the cycle moves and I with it. Wbat a dffirence a day made the girl sings on the radio. Oh those high mornings those nights when the boat rocked with velvbt tides.

And they are not. We must see them as temporal. As passing manifestations thru the cosmos. Even this, these words shall fade and'fall to shreds as the rest. But I erect them for they are my salvation. The eternal letters that spring from the mouths of men. Written to hold up the trembling structure. Dame Ragnell: satin was under his elbow. Rot What Ougltt Not Every day decay Sir, now shalt thou know what women desire most of high and low There is one thing in all our fantasy, and that now shall ye know: We desire of men above all manner of thing, to have the sovereignty.

And their instruments with them. Today I am one of them and I dress in a red robe. Sometimes it is only given to us a few words to speak and a litde time to say them in, in an old form: prose. And what is this new form that breaks thru? Is it pure? What shape does it have? Its contour on the page. And if man is not engaged in Mary Fiore creating new form, what does he engage himself in? He does not die with each day. He says there is no death. For him there is no life either. It is the limbo of contemporary America.

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