These are international criminals, and the spineless Democrats are doing nothing about it.
No, I didn't become disenchanted. I just couldn't paint like them.
And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war.
It's the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American.
Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace' One grand boulevard with trees with one grand cafe in sun with strong black coffee in very small cups. One not necessarily very beautiful man or woman who loves you. One fine day.
Anyone who saw Nagasaki would suddenly realize that they'd been kept in the dark by the United States government as to what atomic bombs can do.
The art has to make it on its own, without explanations, and it's the same for poetry. If the poem or the painting has to be explained, then it's a failure in communication.
See it was like this when we waltz into this place. A couple of papish cats is doing an Aztec two-step And I says Dad let's cut but then this dame comes up behind me see and says you and me could really exist Wow I says Only the next day she has bad teeth and really hates poetry.
The future of publishing lies with the small and medium-sized presses, because the big publishers in New York are all part of huge conglomerates.
Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations.
The state of the world calls out for poetry to save it.
Invent a new language anyone can understand.
Constantly risking absurdity and death whenever he performs above the heads of his audience, the poet, like an acrobat, climbs on rhyme to a high wire of his own making.
In Plato's republic, poets were considered subversive, a danger to the republic. I kind of relish that role. So I see my present role as a gadfly, to use my soapbox to promote my various ideas and obsesions.
I am waiting for the lost music to sound again in a new rebirth of wonder.
If you would be a poet, write living newspapers. Be a reporter from outer space, filing dispatches to some supreme managing editor who believes in full disclosure and has a low tolerance for bullshit.
We have seen the best minds of our generation destroyed by boredom at poetry readings.
Freedom of speech is always under attack by Fascist mentality, which exists in all parts of the world, unfortunately.
To say one is revolutionary is a little like saying one is a Zen Buddhist - if you say you are, you probably aren't.
There is an ecstatic mechanism in birds that makes them fly upwards in spite of worms.
Our government is a bird with two right wings... They're devoted to the perpetuation & spread of corporate capitalism.
When you're young, everything seems like a romance. At 96, I can still feel romantic about publishing young unknown writers.
We have to raise the consciousness; the only way poets can change the world is to raise the consciousness of the general populace.
Poetry must be capable of answering the challenge of apocalytpic times, even if this means sounding apocaltypic.
Poetry is a naked woman, a naked man, and the distance between them.
I am awaiting perpetually and forever a renaissance of wonder
If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.
Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.
I feel there is an angel in me' she'd say 'whom I am constantly shocking
I didn't know that painters and writers retired. They're like soldiers " they just fade away.
The world is a beautiful place to be born into if you don't mind some people dying all the time or maybe only starving some of the time which isn't half so bad if it isn't you.
It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something.
I'd ban all automobiles from the central part of the city. You see, the automobile was just a passing fad. It's got to go. It's got to go a long way from here.
Well, I didn't know how to draw very well back then, in the '40s and '50s.
My country tears of thee.
The paintings may communicate even better because people are lazy and they can look at a painting with less effort than they can read a poem.
A lot of manuscripts that come in, you wonder by what outrageous fantasy the author believes that this should be pressed into print.
I certainly was surprised to be named Poet Laureate of this far-out city on the left side of the world, and I gratefully accept, for as I told the Mayor, "How could I refuse?" I'd rather be Poet Laureate of San Francisco than anywhere because this city has always been a poetic center, a frontier for free poetic life, with perhaps more poets and more poetry readers than any city in the world.
Southern California, where the American Dream came too true.