the patti smith blog wishes patti smith a great 66th birthday ♥
bless you, beautiful!
Bob Kaufman, 1985 (photograph copyright Jean D Carlisle)
John Allen Cassady with Russell Brand, a Kerouac fan. In 2007, Brand traveled the U.S. in commemoration of On the Road’s 50th Anniversary. He ended in San Francisco, performing at the wonderful Beat Museum.
Stand on the Thracian stair!
Never see the new-born Siren
bitch her chant-imperfect—
Beauty’s expression is eternal stead.
Faithless lyrists I have read
They’d amputate the rose to know the rose
— and patch it a clumsy detection.
No thing of beauty was meant for inspection
it would blush
and ache to endure
— From ‘Let Us Inspect the Lyre’ by Gregory Corso (via avanelle)
Philippa Fallon recites a “beat poem” in 1958’s “High School Confidential.” d. Jack Arnold. (via)