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The Loopy Luvey Longtime Lowdown Lockdown Rap

August 31st, 2020 · 19 Comments · Poetry

. Here’s a live stream version . . .  . for Andy Clausenand all the poets of eternity wrapping a present of the past for the future .Sleeping three or four times a day,An hour or two a shot;Vivid dreams in shutdown streams  —Solo swimming in sunlight — Surreality surfing in twilightas Adventures soar when […]

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What I Didn’t Know Then

July 26th, 2020 · 6 Comments · Poetry

What I Didn’t Know Then by Brian Hassett . “Democracy isn’t something you have, It’s something you do,” 94-year-old Granny D shared for eternity. Love isn’t something you receive, It’s something you give. A smile isn’t something you see, It’s something you shine. Truth isn’t something you know, It’s something you share. A hand isn’t […]

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Al Hinkle Hero of The Humble

January 31st, 2019 · 9 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry, Weird Things About Me

Al Hinkle — Hero of The Humble . Gracious Giant, Gentle Giant. A Literary Giant’s Character for Eternity — Still alive in every copy of On The Road in every country In The World, The lovable affable portable — Big Ed Dunkel, The Everyman in the car, man. Not a Cassady — Not a Kerouac, […]

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Visiting Vincent poem

January 31st, 2018 · 3 Comments · Poetry

Visiting . Vincent . . I got this invitation To take a crazy trip down south From a blazing young artist Dripping colors from his mouth. . So I got myself a ticket On the Starry Night Express Heading out of Holland To the province of Excess. . I’d never met the man Who turned the Seine […]

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The Dalai Lama in Central Park in 1999

February 26th, 2017 · 8 Comments · New York City, Poetry, Weird Things About Me

. Dalai-Rama! or The Light at the End of the Tunnel is the Twinkle in Your Own Eye! . In the days leading up to This Great Spirit Gathering in Central Park, The news reports were predicting 20,000 people or something. I was thinking, “This is going to be a LOT bigger than that!” I […]

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Lowell Celebrates Kerouac 2015

October 8th, 2015 · 15 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry, Real-life Adventure Tales

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Adventure 2015   The first time I came to Lowell in 1983 you couldn’t find any indication Jack ever lived here.  I asked all around and finally found a bartender who said the only guy in town who knew about him was his old Reverend.  The afternoon barkeep even looked up his […]

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Allen Ginsberg photo exhibit

November 4th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry, Real-life Adventure Tales

Kaddish in Canada   We Are Continually Exposed To The Flashbulb Of Death The Allen Ginsberg Photo Exhibit University of Toronto Art Centre Sept. 2nd – Dec. 6th, 2014 . So, here’s a weird trip! I’ve been going to Beat gatherings for 30 years — and even at the very first one — the Kerouac […]

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Spring Peace piece

May 27th, 2014 · 14 Comments · Grateful Dead, Poetry

  Spring Peace piece . Gonna ring a big ding Calling out from Sing-Sing Gonna have a spring fling Kinda have an inkling Everything is gonna sell Comin’ out the dripping well Middle East a burning hell Clanging morning warning bell. The toast is up, the jam is done Twisted people think it’s fun Blowin’ […]

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Haiku for Carolyn Cassady

November 28th, 2013 · 12 Comments · Kerouac and The Beats, Poetry

I just came across this in the files.  Glad I did.  Kinda cool. They’re not really traditional 5–7–5 haiku — they’re what Kerouac called Western Haiku — “simple 3-line poems that make a little picture” — written while I was living with and inspired by Carolyn.  There certainly was something about that woman that inspired.  She […]

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The Boys Who Grew From Northern Lands

February 5th, 2013 · 9 Comments · Poetry, Weird Things About Me

.   The Boys Who Grew From Northern Lands for my dad — Vern Victor Hassett From playing hockey with homegrown pucks, To riding in the back of pick-up trucks, Under cloudless, beating prairie skies, Chasing the girls with the prettiest eyes, Riding the roads from farm to boomtown, Working the land from Rose to […]

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