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Jack Kerouac - What he meant to writing, life and the sixties.

Jack opened a door and let a new stream of light come flooding in. It swept the old dull formula away.

Before Jack there was a structure and form. 577 more words

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I wrote this piece in 2015

Jack Kerouac day!!

Well I’ve had a number of days dedicated to some of my favourite Rock Stars – Roy Harper, Nick Harper, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. I thought it was time to branch out a little. 348 more words

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A Half Bukowski

I merely wrote for a mad, mad raging bull
to keep the animal in a line,
and to put the madness in a cage.
‘To straighten it out’ — 302 more words

Poetry

Jack Kerouac

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks disappearing? – It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. 24 more words

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three feet under means nothing to me, a canadian

i am at the bar

where jack kerouac was supposed to

frequent

trying to keep the dead man alive

but i am beat

a bit constipated with no… 342 more words

Spaghetti Knots

Roy Harper - the Hirsute Beatnik

Roy was never really a hippie despite all the long hair and sixties scene. Roy was a Beatnik.

His early influences were Jazz and Beat Poetry. 121 more words

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A complex, intelligent man and social observer!

Jim Schmid's Trail Quote of the Day #455 - Jan 10, 2017

Whither goes thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?

—JACK KEROUAC, On the Road, 1955

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