Gregory Corso

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

Last Night I Drove A Car - Poem by Gregory Corso

Last night I drove a car
not knowing how to drive
not owning a car
I drove and knocked down
people I loved
...went 120 through one town.

I stopped at Hedgeville
and slept in the back seat
...excited about my new life.

Topic(s) of this poem: life


Comments about Last Night I Drove A Car by Gregory Corso

  • Stephen Loomes (11/13/2015 9:43:00 PM)


    This guy makes Robert Frost look like a good poet; that's how bad it is. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • Susan Williams (11/13/2015 8:54:00 PM)


    After all the incidents of people driving their cars into crowds, I cannot read this poem with enjoyment on any level (Report) Reply

  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (11/13/2015 4:31:00 PM)


    The excitement of doing new things give you the rush and power, and I know how that feels. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2015 2:49:00 PM)


    I could be sympathising with his excitement for renewed sense of freedom, but I choose to feel a deep sympathy for those he loved and knocked them down.. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2007 6:01:00 PM)


    One would think a poem submitted on behalf of a Beat Generation Poet who died in 2001 would at least be completed beyond the first line. Kudos & thank you Gold Locks for providing what should have been included in the first place. Brickbats and sneers to whomever did the shoddy work in the first place... (Report) Reply

  • (3/23/2007 4:56:00 PM)


    not knowing how to drive
    not owning a car

    I drove and knocked down

    people I loved
    ...went 120 through one town.



    I stopped at Hedgeville

    and slept in the back seat


    ...excited about my new life.
    (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 10, 2015


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