poet Ted Berrigan

Ted Berrigan

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  • laurence burris (11/14/2020 4:32:00 PM)

    this is a poem inspired by ted berrigan an electric saw is being used to cut poem as i read about ted berrigan in the year of the covid-19 virus i am listening to jazz in the year of the covid-19 virus i am reading the tibetan book of the dead ted I need to drink the electric kool-aid ted, there is no place like home

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  • Terry Jacobus (7/10/2020 8:13:00 AM)

    I was a friend of Ted and Alice here in Chicago/ We went on some amazing adventures together.
    From driving range golf, to Female Gay bars, the Kerouac Fest of 82/ where he told the ticket master I was his lover landing me a first row Swami seat, next to Timothy Leary, Gregory Corso,
    His time spent in Chicago was precious. A street mentor with a Scorpio wit. Blessings TJ-20

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  • yurdddd (4/5/2019 11:18:00 AM)

    this poem kinda nice

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Best Poem of Ted Berrigan

A Certain Slant Of Sunlight

In Africa the wine is cheap, and it is
on St. Mark's Place too, beneath a white moon.
I'll go there tomorrow, dark bulk hooded
against what is hurled down at me in my no hat
which is weather: the tall pretty girl in the print dress
under the fur collar of her cloth coat will be standing
by the wire fence where the wild flowers grow not too tall
her eyes will be deep brown and her hair styled 1941 American
will be too; but
I'll be shattered by then
But now I'm not and can also picture white clouds
impossibly high in blue sky over small boy heartbroken
to be ...

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In The Wheel

The pregnant waitress asks
'Would you like
some more coffee?'
Surprised out of the question
I wait seconds 'Yes,
I think I would!' I hand her
my empty cup, &
'thank you!' she says. My pleasure.