Jack Kerouac Poems

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1.
Haiku (Birds Singing...)

Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.
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2.
Haiku (The Low Yellow...)

The low yellow
moon above the
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3.
Haiku (The Taste...)

The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
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4.
How To Meditate

-lights out-
fall, hands a-clasped, into instantaneous
ecstasy like a shot of heroin or morphine,
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5.
Bus East

Society has good intentions Bureaucracy is like a friend
5 years ago - other furies other losses -
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6.
Hitchhiker

'Tryna get to sunny Californy' -
Boom. It's the awful raincoat
making me look like a selfdefeated self-murdering
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7.
Bowery Blues

The story of man
Makes me sick
Inside, outside,
I don't know why
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8.
Daydreams For Ginsberg

I lie on my back at midnight
hearing the marvelous strange chime
of the clocks, and know it's mid-
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9.
In Vain

The stars in the sky
In vain
The tragedy of Hamlet
In vain
The key in the lock
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10.
On Tears

Tears is the break of my brow,
The moony tempestuous
Sitting downIn dark railyards
When to see my mother’s face
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