Gregory Corso

(26 March 1930 – 17 January 2001 / New York City, New York)

Humanity - Poem by Gregory Corso

What simple profundities
What profound simplicities
To sit down among the trees
and breathe with them
in murmur brool and breeze —

And how can I trust them
who pollute the sky
with heavens
the below with hells

Well, humankind,
I’m part of you
and so my son

but neither of us
will believe
your big sad lie


Comments about Humanity by Gregory Corso

  • Rajnish Manga (6/25/2016 11:15:00 PM)


    To sit down among the trees / and breathe with them / in murmur brool and breeze —
    The above lovely observation is followed by the havoc created by humanity through dangerous levels of pollution all over. This small poem is an eye opener. Thanks.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/25/2016 2:01:00 PM)


    The ways of mankind on earth! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2016 9:58:00 AM)


    The mischief makers are ourselves that too the planet earth a good write up (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton (6/25/2016 7:07:00 AM)


    Should brool be brook? Otherwise an interesting poem. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (6/25/2016 7:00:00 AM)


    Can understand your concern about high pollution around and longing for a clear sky. Nice write. (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2016 6:46:00 AM)


    A lovely meaningful poem and a pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2016 2:42:00 AM)


    I liked this very much. I remember Gregory. Good poet. Of course he was with Jack and Allen and the other Beats. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 15, 2010



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