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

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (6/7/2020 3:31:00 PM)

    Well expressed thoughts and feelings........
    A beautiful creation.(Report)Reply

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  • fiston Makuwa (10/3/2019 12:07:00 PM)

    I like about it because if you are please with something that is always wonderfull(Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (9/30/2019 10:03:00 PM)

    I don't think the meaning is to be taken literally, or
    it would not make sense. However, it is possible
    that he did those unlikely things, 'went 120 through one town.'
    Driving a car, even though he does not own one,
    gives him a new life, as it did to me at age eighteen.
    Without a car, you don't have a life. I know that many have to
    put up with buses too. Greg Corso is lucky, as I am.(Report)Reply

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (7/28/2019 9:51:00 PM)

    Not a very logical poem by one of the foremost Beats. He wrote better.(Report)Reply

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  • UwU UR SO WARM X3 (5/21/2019 8:57:00 AM)

    thank you kanye, very cool(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/25/2019 4:31:00 AM)

    oh the life
    in the back seat
    is excited for the new rising day........ greatly poetic expression(Report)Reply

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  • niyah (2/6/2019 11:08:00 AM)

    your mum oooooooooooo! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    ✨✨👺👺👺😨😨🤯🤯(Report)Reply

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  • niyah (2/6/2019 11:08:00 AM)

    your mum oooooooooooo! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    ✨✨👺👺👺😨😨🤯🤯(Report)Reply

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  • Zenith (7/31/2018 10:11:00 AM)

    182 shanti puran(Report)Reply

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  • fwluyfgvfrtf (5/24/2018 6:27:00 PM)

    im in me mums car BROOOMMM BRRROOOOMMM(Report)Reply

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  • #WWE IS FAKE (5/9/2018 11:32:00 PM)

    Random facts needs to die(Report)Reply

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  • hg bwyu3BW (5/9/2018 11:31:00 PM)

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  • brody (5/9/2018 11:25:00 PM)

    this poem is s*** and i hate it?(Report)Reply

    brody(5/9/2018 11:27:00 PM)

    this poem is s***

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  • Random facts (5/8/2018 6:32:00 PM)

    This is ledendary(Report)Reply

    PoemHunter.com(5/9/2018 11:17:00 PM)

    I agree this is a very fair conclusion

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  • Robert J. Bartlett (2/21/2018 2:01:00 PM)

    Had I performed the action suggested herein, I don't think any sane person would consider me a superstar!(Report)Reply

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  • Pagal (2/5/2018 8:29:00 AM)

    Very bad(Report)Reply

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  • Stephen LoomesStephen 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

    Steve L(11/28/2017 7:29:00 PM)

    Your refutation of my opinion on Frost is very polite; it is good to disagree.
    As for the prizes you mention that, in my opinion, reflects on the judges who gave him all those awards. At least with that amount of decoration it will cover his metaphorical Emperor's new clothes he parades as denuded talent; he really is a second rate versifier, again, in my opinion.

    David Wake(11/28/2017 1:18:00 PM)

    Robert Frost is not a good poet? Really? In your opinion? Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare public literary figures, almost an artistic institution.[3] He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22,1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont. - others obviously disagree with you - me included

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan 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

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  • Naida Nepascua SupnetNaida 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

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  • Neran Sati (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

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Read poems about / on: car, night



Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, January 10, 2015