Saturday, June 22, 2013

Reading of Blake alongside Ginsberg's "Snapshot Poetics"

Opposition being true friendship,
Heaven marries Hell.
They live apart, coming together
only in their duel for souls.
Blake lies on his back, cock hard
to point true north,
Catherine beside him. Let her say
how she is.

William sees through both eyes
the future:
Ginsberg coming on Neal naked
on the bed, Cassady’s hard cock
straight up. Allen says, 
Hold it there!
but no, the shutter takes him
the way he is.

The Blakes do not make love
much anymore, although
he can see shadows cast by the unborn,
but not these men so far off.
The Blakes lie naked
within their garden wall,
reaching to touch fingers,
day turning night, then back to day.

(22 June 2013)

copyright 2013 by Floyce Alexander

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