Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas Poems

1.
From 'THE TALK OF FLOWERS'

I do not know, whether the sun
accomplished it,
the rain or wind -
but I was missing so
...

2.
Villages and Plains the Streams Flow Through

You too return, along with days gone,
and flow again, my blue rivers,
...

3.
Market days

Mondays, way before dawn,
before even the first hint of blue in the windows,
we'd hear it start, off the road past our place,
...

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Jonas Mekas (Lithuanian: [ˈjonɐs ˈmækɐs]; born December 24, 1922) is a Lithuanian-American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide.

In 1944, Mekas left Lithuania because of war. En route, his train was stopped in Germany an ...

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