The Library Kerouac

The Library Kerouac

A Poem by Kees Kapteyn

Now, just look at this book.

It's so beautiful, dog-eared and beat up

Having passed through hundreds of hands;

This promiscuous book.

The lines and creases of use are born on its cover

And the words inside hold its nature

Like a tender fleshed fruit.

I love it deeply.

© 2008 Kees Kapteyn


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Yes, it's an old copy of On The Road and the voice is very much like Neal Cassady's (Dean Moriarty's) description of things.

Posted 12 Years Ago


This poem is so beautiful and from an honest place. It is supposed to be a Kerouac book?

Posted 12 Years Ago



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Kees Kapteyn
Kees Kapteyn

Ottawa, Canada



About
Resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Self-published his zine 'rhododendron' and two chapbooks: 'grubstreet' and 'coffee salt.' Has been published in ditchpoetry.com, blueskiespoetry.ca, Novella, Corv.. more..

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