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POEM OF THE DAY -- "A Vast Confusion" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Written years ago, this poem is still meaningful somehow in its description of the spiritual state of the world today as it was 50 years ago. Somehow I think Ferlinghetti felt he could do something about it (reference the Moog Synthesizer reversal of all things) through the spirit of change. You know...as one of the founders of the "Beat" generation and movement - he DID do something about it - he had a hand in changing the world.  Alas, the change was only temporary.  We're back where we started relatively speaking.

Hence the new relativity!

Enjoy this piece!

A Vast Confusion

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Long long I lay in the sands

Sounds of trains in the surf
in subways of the sea
And an even greater undersound
of a vast confusion in the universe
a rumbling and a roaring
as of some enormous creature turning
under sea and earth
a billion sotto voices murmuring
a vast muttering
a swelling stuttering
in ocean's speakers
world's voice-box heard with ear to sand
a shocked echoing
a shocking shouting
of all life's voices lost in night
And the tape of it
someow running backwards now
through the Moog Synthesizer of time
Chaos unscrambled
back to the first
And the first light


1 comment:

  1. I hadn't seen this before - thank you. And yes, a poem for OUR time.