It is a great feeling to know that from a window I can go to books to cans of beer to past loves. And from these gather enough dream to sneak out a back door.
Standing on a street corner waiting for no one is power.
If you have a choice of two things and can't decide, take both.
They, that unnamed they, they've knocked me down but I got up. I always get up -- and I swear when I went down quite often I took the fall; nothing moves a mountain but itself. They, I've long ago named them me.
If you believe you're a poet, then you're saved.
Spirit is Life. It flows thru the death of me endlessly like a river unafraid of becoming the sea.
The fall of man stands a lie before Beethoven, a truth before Hitler.
Ah, if I were dictator I'd have poets throwing bombs!
I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them - they came from 1910, 1920, 1930.
I think of New York City lost in stars
forgotten as a blue haired pet of childhood love
Tonight the night is full;
it's just that I see love as odd as wearing shoes--
I never wanted to marry a girl who was like my mother
And Ingrid Bergman was always impossible
I learned life were no dream I learned truth deceived Man is not God Life is a century Death an instant
But when the conquered spirit breaks free And indicates a new light Who'll take care of the cats?
I feel I want to be wise with white hair in a tall library in a deep chair by a fireplace.
My father took me back home, back to Greenwich Village, and he thought by taking me out of the orphanage he'd be out of the World War too. But no way - they got him anyway. He went in the Navy and then I lived on the streets.
O how terrible it must be for a young man--
seated before a family and the family thinking
We never saw him before! He wants our Mary Lou!
After tea and homemade cookies they ask What do you do for a living
I feel capitol punishment is dooming U.S.A.
a fat Reichian wife screeching over potatoes Get a job!
And five nose running brats in love with Batman
You see, I went to the sixth grade and that was the highest I ever went.
The judge said I was a menace to society because I had put crime on a scientific basis.
My father went into the armed service and I never saw my mother - I don't know what happened to her.
I just trust people and they sense everything's gonna be alright.
I moved up over Lower East Side and I was adopted by eight foster parents; I lived all over New York City with these parents, man, till I was about ten years old.
Anyway, I lived on the streets and did pretty good until I got caught stealing, what was it? I kicked in a restaurant window, went in and took all the food that I wanted, and while coming out I was grabbed.
The lucky thing was that I was Italian; when the other Italians saw me fight back, they came to my defence.
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