Edward Coletti


Edward Coletti Poems

1. When 4/4/2006
2. A Treatise On 'What' 4/8/2006
3. The Notion Of Wings 4/10/2006
4. Breeding For Truth 12/28/2015
5. There Will Be Blood (Movie Title Poem #44) 12/28/2015
6. Befriending Death 12/28/2015
7. Both Categories 12/28/2015
8. Jack Kerouac: He Who Refers To Charlie Parker 8/14/2013
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Jack Kerouac: He Who Refers To Charlie Parker

We are in presence of a cataract
the care o’ act–one,
two, or three, he who spills
his heart out before his brain can
engage any particular direction,
he who refers to Charlie Parker’s
sax as something weirdly Irish,
his pa-tootle-stick when he
blop blop the bop bop!

You Jack Kerouac, I submit, be
the modern madster of on ah ma-tah-
tah-tah-pee a bit before you see, ah
“the chess men” in Washington Square
“silent, ready for funny war, ” you Jack
Kerouac, of the cataract, also are
The master of the oxymoronic, ”
can war be “funny”? ...

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