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The Royal Woods of Cassady County

June 17th, 2012 · 13 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry

The Royal Woods of Cassady County

 

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All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Rode through these woods and back again

They cut down the trees all over the land
But chopping this forest was strictly banned

The king must have  his galloping grounds
And live surrounded by chirping sounds

So over the centuries these trees grew
Preserved and protected from anything new

Above me now in the wind they sway
Living history — like with whom I stay

As old as the hills with stories to tell
They whistle and wink and spark a spell

Maybe they creak but they’re still here
Wondrous company to share a beer

It’s the land of the aged, well preserved
But flowing freely, unreserved

Branching wider every day from birth
And deeply rooted in mother earth.

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For my tribute to the fallen giant — here she is as she was — Carolyn Cassady — 1923-2013.

Some other poems . . .

A Shakespearian Cassady

The Carolyn Cassady Birthday Poem

Smokin’ Charlie’s Saxophone

Love Is

Be The Invincible Spirit You Are

A Song of Enid I Sing 

The Boys Who Grew From Northern Lands

Where Wayward Jekylls Hyde — The Mighty Bama-Rama Rap

The Ballad of The Profiteers

Sittin’ On My Roof In New Orleans

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by Brian Hassett       karmacoupon@gmail.com       BrianHassett.com

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Cassady // Jun 17, 2012 at 1:24 AM

    Genius!

  • 2 Debbie Vazquez // Jun 18, 2012 at 9:23 AM

    Beautiful, Brian. :-)

  • 3 James Cullingham // Jun 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    Nicely put!
    Redwoods and sacred forests in England! Who knew?! Only you!

  • 4 Gail Derby // Jun 18, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Very beautiful, thanks for sharing.

  • 5 Kevin Twigg // Jun 18, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Love your poetry, man!
    Write on!

  • 6 Ross Perlmutter // Jun 18, 2012 at 11:32 PM

    Glad to hear the poetry of Nawlins has galloped across the sea with you. ;-)

  • 7 Mitch Potter // Jun 19, 2012 at 1:21 AM

    You’re right where you belong — in the land of history.
    Good writings to you.

  • 8 Jami Cassady // Jun 19, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    Sounds like you’re having a great time!
    Take care of mum.
    And thanks for being there — and bringing us with you through your poems.
    Jami

  • 9 Honey Hill // Jun 19, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    You’re the Dr. Suess of the Beats!

    Thanks!

  • 10 Benj Keiman // Jun 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

    Nice to read the poetry I love set in a land I dream about. Keep spinning the loom of the land!

  • 11 Will Hodgson // Jun 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Put all these poems together and come out to PA and we’ll write some songs under the pines.

  • 12 Brian Humniski // Aug 2, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    A damn fine cup of read.

  • 13 Chris Rafuse // Sep 25, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    Lovely.

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