In my post last week about the 30 most influential books in my life, I mentioned that On the Road led to me to the rest of the Beats and influenced a large part of my high school angst.
I mentioned that, even now, "Song for Baby-O, Unborn" is still one of my favorite poems. So, I pulled my well-read and worn copy of The Portable Beat Reader off my shelf to share it with you.
Song for Baby-O, Unborn
when you break thru
a poet here
not quite what one would choose.
I won't promise
you'll never go hungry
or that you won't be sad
on this gutted
but I can show you
enough to love
to break your heart
Round up is over at the Stenhouse Blog! Check it out!
Book Provided by... my wallet, over half a life-time ago.
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