Back in Frisco before the Silicon

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mnaz
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Back in Frisco before the Silicon

Post by mnaz » June 13th, 2019, 3:33 am

It was a moment of freedom,
possessed before repossessed,
before motives scrambled to get
a seat on the face of a buck, like
Kaufman said in line 10 of a poem,
back when people wrote more poems.

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Re: Back in Frisco before the Silicon

Post by saw » June 13th, 2019, 6:07 am

Ginsberg and his ilk could never imagined electronic poetry
and I must say it is a love/hate relationship for me... :?
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: Back in Frisco before the Silicon

Post by mnaz » June 13th, 2019, 1:26 pm

True (and me too). They did see creeping materialism though, and the Cult of Money.

Confession time: It was late, and I grabbed the huge "Beat Generation" book off the shelf (the one Cecil gave to me a few years ago), and opened it to a random page, and it was Bob Kaufman's poem "Boms." And the first line I saw was line 10 (yes, they had numbers), something about "angry motives scrambling for a seat..." And, well, thank you, Mr. Kaufman! Maybe I'll read his Abomunist stuff at lunchtime ...

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