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Celebrating Walt Whitman   3 comments

Lowell Mick White Reading at the 2008 Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration in Conroe, Texas — Image by kenne

A Supermarket in California

  What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I
walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-
conscious looking at the full moon.
   In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the
neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
   What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping
at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in
the tomatoes!—and you, García Lorca, what were you doing
down by the watermelons?

   I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking
among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys.
   I heard you asking questions of each: Who killed the pork
chops? What price bananas? Are you my Angel?
   I wandered in and out of the brilliant stacks of cans following
you, and followed in my imagination by the store detective.
   We strode down the open corridors together in our solitary
fancy tasting artichokes, possessing every frozen delicacy, and
never passing the cashier.

   Where are we going, Walt Whitman? The doors close in a hour.
Which way does your beard point tonight?
    (I touch your book and dream of our odyssey in the 
supermarket and feel absurd.)
   Will we walk all night through solitary streets? The trees add
shade to shade, lights out in the houses, we’ll both be lonely.
   Will we stroll dreaming of the lost America of love past blue
automobiles in driveways, home to our silent cottage?
   Ah, dear father, graybeard, lonely old courage-teacher, what
America did you have when Charon quit poling his ferry and you
got out on a smoking bank and stood watching the boat disappear
on the black waters of Lethe?

— Allen Ginsberg

Writers In Performance Update   Leave a comment

Lowell Mick White WIP 10.15.09 blogLowell Mick White

Lowell Mick White read from his recently published books, “That Demon Life” and “Long Time Ago Good” at the October session of the Writers In Performance Series at Lone Star College – Montgomery. Lowell, not new to Conroe/The Woodlands audiences having read at several of the Walt Whitman annual birthday parties, entertained the audience with readings from his short sorties and novel. White’s stories reflect his thoughts and images captured from his 25 years in Austin, Texas.Beyond Forgetting blog

The next Montgomery County Literary Arts Council (MCLAC) event will be in cooperation with Lone Star College-Montgomery and St. Thomas University. The November 4th & 5th events will be presenting “Beyond Forgetting – Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer’s Disease,” edited by Holly J. Hughes, with all proceeds from book sales going to the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter. Beyond Forgetting to download more information.


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