Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

How to Meditate


-lights out-
fall, hands a-clasped, into instantaneous
ecstasy like a shot of heroin or morphine,
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Comments about this poem (How to Meditate by Jack Kerouac )

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lydia Kim (11/29/2014 6:38:00 PM)

    I wonder if Jack ever truly meditated. He describes it well. However I don't believe that he was devout in his meditation. Maybe if he did manage to fall into the practice completely he would have had strength to stray from the bottle. Or maybe he would've ignored the part about moderation. This is making me think pointlessly. He's dead and gone and I will appreciate his work. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 39 Points Jetty J Newnham (11/18/2012 7:53:00 AM)

    A good guide to meditation, without doubt (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Miranda Denooyer (9/1/2010 11:47:00 PM)

    wow this is amazing, it really speaks to a person. i love it (Report) Reply

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