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    PEN AmericaDana Ward1/22/1423 min
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      4 months ago
      1. A very wild poem. I loved it so much I read it twice, but I don't think it will be everyone's cup of tea. The Allen Ginsberg scene is what got me.
      • DellwoodBarker
        Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
        4 months ago

        Twice. Excellent Recommendation for such a dense, enigmatic, annihilating, exhilarating, oozing, naked wonder of complete re-invention.

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScout
          4 months ago

          Lol. I knew you’d like this one.

    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekReading streakScoutScribe
      4 months ago

      What an Experience! Completely re-wires the brain on several levels as to the rules of poetry!

      Interestingly, there is much here (in a more enigmatic state) which flows parallel with a book I am finishing up: The Law of Love by Laura Esquival (author of Like Water For Chocolate). The karmic concepts and spiritual themes and such are soooooo far beyond the year it was released. The reading of past lives and regressions and Guardian Angels and other planets and healing and souls switching bodies is unlike any other reading experience I have had; plus there is a music soundtrack with accompanying music for chapters and graphic novel sequences. The experience is indescribable and I have released a lot of healthy emotion via the read. The two; the book and the poem marry well, imho… and I would also say the book wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea. I have a feeling that if I read this book at any other time I would have put it down and shook my head and abandoned. This reading timing is Divine. I feel much the same about this Incredible poem. I feel my whole-being change on a microscopic level having read this poem.

      But my heart’s eyes are open when I’m walking in the sun, & I see me as I am here in estrangement from the facts of all who have in our conditions lost & sang, less known than not & social, for my truth of constitution as it’s made.

      But still. What is that princess soul so real in heart’s release?

      It’s the absolute mirage that private happiness is seeking in its adequate contrivance of a figment.

      It is happiness more actual than blood & making good on its reality by offering myself to me in this authentic picture.

      Perhaps it’s all my mothers in their elegance & heavens.

      1. Update (6/5/2021):

        Correction: Laura Esquivel