By John Wieners
707 Scott highway, the magazine of John Wieners, dates from 1958-9, the years while Weiners used to be composing The resort Wentley Poems, in addition to a number of the nice lyrical poems incorporated in his chosen Poems. The magazine includes models of a few of those poems in addition to others that experience by no means been released anyplace. "I needs to omit the best way to write," he states at the beginning web page. "I needs to unlearn what has been taught me." after which later, a section much less portentously: "I needs to learn the way to not write. i have to watch with my five senses." Wieners was once twenty-four, nonetheless greedy for the ineffable "other" that will someway attach his a variety of selves and provides his lifestyles that means, but he used to be already totally shaped (in some ways) as a poet. The query was once how to find the "other," tips to get there via invocation, intercourse, poetry, medicinal drugs and magic.
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8o use What strange voices, what hideous forms appear before me in the faces of my countrymen, my friends. 8r They stalk me down. I To guard against Pax John of the Wood. Sword in his hand, rocks To try my soul? for pay every inch oflife (oy) I move thru, swept over by it forgetting it is not eternal. That is the nature ofjoy that one thin&s it will go on forever. Pain is harder to bear. One forgets there too that this will end. No it sis not harder to bear. The non life the vacuum that is the thing I flee from.
Help me God, he thought, to be a man and keep this woman and her brood. Of course it was her house and she brought the food. And he just sat in the sun and let the sweat roll down his thighs. But they were good together at night, she let him know that. And she was his first woman. And despite other lovers, she gladly came back to him, courted him and made him feel at home. Her and her friend Margo up the row. That was good for him, he thought, rubbing orange stains offhis belly and spitting his sinus mucous inro the sea, pulling part of his skin offhis back as he moved too quickly, stuck as he was somehow to the green chair!
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