A Shakespearean Cassady
A month of rain in 12 hours
can’t dampen the Spirit
of a lifetime of experience
or the experience of a lifetime.
Two compatible souls a generation apart,
Somehow related, somehow unjaded, somehow not faded,
Still giggling unburdened, still freely unherded,
Two jazz cats still flowing, still riffing, still reading
the mind of the other.
Tis a play devoutly to be wished,
On Shaky Willie’s garden stage,
Halfway around the Globe,
In a comedy of the present and a tragedy of age
Where laughter is the direction and wine is the line.
For the London “On The Road” premiere Adventure in the outdoor courtyard at Somerset House — go here.
For the New York City “On The Road” premiere and afterparty Adventure — go here.
For a complete overview of all the Kerouac / Beat film dramatizations including clips and reviews — check out the Beat Movie Guide.
For an excerpt from my book about the ’82 Kerouac Conference in Boulder — check out Meeting Your Heroes.
For more from the Boulder Beat Book — check out Who All Was There.
For a vivid account of being at the historic “On The Road” scroll auction — check out The Scroll Auction.
For a story about Henri Cru’s birthday — check out The Legend Turns 70.
For a beautiful poem to Carolyn Cassady on her birthday — check out the Carolyn Cassady Birthday Poem.
For an inspiring description of being at a Beat jazz-&-poetry reading in Greenwich Village — check out Be The Invincible Spirit You Are.
For an account of the historic Beat show at the Whitney Museum in New York — check out Wailin’ at the Whitney.
by Brian Hassett