Kaufman Bob

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  • Rookie - 9 Points Eric Muirhead (6/29/2014 3:46:00 PM)

    I can't believe there's only one Bob Kaufman poem. How do you download?

  • Rookie Paul Rickert (11/30/2004 2:35:00 AM)

    When Kennedy
    was assassinated in 1963, Kaufman took a Buddhist vow of silence to protest the
    Vietnam war which lasted for ten years. During that period, until 1973, he neither spoke
    nor wrote anything. On the day the war ended, he walked into a coffeeshop and recited
    a poem called 'All Those Ships that Never Sailed.'

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(all Those Ships That Never Sailed)

All those ships that never sailed
The ones with their seacocks open
That were scuttled in their stalls...
Today I bring them back
Huge and transitory
And let them sail

All those flowers that you never grew-
that you wanted to grow
The ones that were plowed under
ground in the mud-
Today I bring them back
And let you grow them

All those wars and truces
Dancing down these years-
All in three flag swept days
Rejected meaning of God-

My body once covered with beauty
Is now a museum of betrayal.
This ...

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