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POEM OF THE DAY -- "Destiny" by Gregory Corso

Gregory Corso is an icon of the beat (nik) movement, having found his direction and honed his style in the early/mid 50's after stints in prison -- and amidst his friends Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. Corso is widely considered to be a part of that influential inner-circle of creative influences.

His first published work "Gasoline" was released with and around the time of Ginsbergs "HOWL" and was also a key early release by Ferlinghetti's City Lights Publishing.

In the photo at right, Corso (left) is photographed with his friend and fellow poet, Allen Ginsberg.

Enjoy this popular work by Corso. You should also probably purchase "Gasoline" -- good stuff.


by Gregory Corso

They deliver the edicts of God

without delay

And are exempt from apprehension

from detention

And with their God-given

Petasus, Caduceus, and Talaria

ferry like bolts of lightning

unhindered between the tribunals

of Space & Time

The Messenger-Spirit

in human flesh

is assigned a dependable,

self-reliant, versatile,

thoroughly poet existence

upon its sojourn in life

It does not knock

or ring the bell

or telephone

When the Messenger-Spirit

comes to your door

though locked

It'll enter like an electric midwife

and deliver the message

There is no tell

throughout the ages

that a Messenger-Spirit

ever stumbled into darkness

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