From Songs of the Revolution



things get hot and cool down then sometimes
    they get hot again
a large percentage of the influential art of our time
    is ironic or satiric
is that a line of poetry
poetry is one of our efforts against despair
    is that a line of poetry
moon abuse
is that a line of poetry
she is bending over the sink she is wearing blue jeans
    and a red and white checked shirt she is brushing the teeth
    in her inclined head foam of colgate
is that
all that stuff is going away from us just as fast as a galaxy
poetry is accurate always
is that a line of poetry
why this repeated question
it is one of the most
important things in the world
this matter of poetry



Julian Beck

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