Jack Kerouac inspiration  September 28, 2007 - October 16, 2007

Reading and Deliberating


here is a quote from Jack Kerouac's On the Road.

""...the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'"

I want you to write something directly inspired by this quote. It can be a poem/story you've already written, but it has to have a link to this. Or you can choose to create something new based on what that quote evokes for you. (latter is preferred)


reviews of pieces of your choice


On the road baby On the road baby
the road is near the road is near
the road is almost there the road is almost there


Brest, France


Created Sep 28, 2007

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