Warren Falcon (04/23/52 - xxxx / Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA)
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From The Dusk Of My Ghost-House - Journal Poems From 1970's
**a note on the poems: In the late 1970's I lived in a 100 year old house, no running water, no electricity. There for 3 years I read Ezra Pound's Cantos, myriad Buddhists texts, world poets all kinds, American Black Mountain poets, Olson, Wieners, Duncan, others (the old college over some mountain ridges near me then) , tried to sit zen and spin some sense of meaning from a very fragmented self...the poems are culled from the journals I kept when living in those Blue Ridge mountains, specifically beneath the largest mountain east of the rockies, Mount Mitchell.
The journals are also filled with quotes and epigraphs from my varied reading/study, and this mid-Autumn poem begins with those transcribed on or around the making of this poem, a passage from 1978, a poeming around Jesus's words, 'I thirst' (the most honest words in the Bible) which, thirst being desire, lead me to the Buddha who also knew much about that thirst, thusly:
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