Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

A Particular Form of Insight

Excerpted from Variations On A Generation by Gregory Corso, ©1959: –But what do you think about the Beat Generation?– –A certain style, when you look back on it, old photos, Fitzgerald in Paris, 1920, high society, prohibition, jazz; that’s more what characterized a generation than what they believed in. The fundamental facts are always the …

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Peaches

They could have taken the time to write a really good song.  Instead, they wrote this one. 😀 Full lyrics HERE, but trust me– there’s no subtle nuance you’re missing.

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Spring 66

The little one is me.  It was 1966, and I was three years old.    I’m sitting on the back porch steps in Marion, Ohio.  Beside me is a little jar of solution for blowing soap bubbles. Grampy is sitting beside me.  I don’t think anyone, not even my parents, ever loved me as much …

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Dash

I heard a Fly buzz – when I died By Emily Dickinson I heard a Fly buzz – when I died – The Stillness in the Room Was like the Stillness in the Air – Between the Heaves of Storm – The Eyes around – had wrung them dry – And Breaths were gathering firm …

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Lucid Moments

“Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.” ~Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) I have no idea who Mr. Heine was referring to.  Who immediately came to your mind?

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Points the Way

The man pulling radishes points the way with a radish ~Kobayashi issa   (via Draw & Wings)

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Everyone Will Understand

“I want to work in revelations, not just spin silly tales for money. I want to fish as deep down as possible into my own subconscious in the belief that once that far down, everyone will understand because they are the same that far down.”  ~Jack Keouac (source)

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Cosmic

“I have mystical visions and cosmic vibrations.”  ~Allen Ginsberg

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Not “doctors,” “Germ Warriors!”

Can America do anything without couching it in military jargon?  Donald Trump is not a “war president” fighting an “invisible enemy.” He has a health crisis, and he’s floundering.

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Nothin’s ever gonna be alright no-how

“I’ll never get out of this world alive” sounds more like Jim Morrison than Hank Williams, but there you go. Full lyrics HERE.

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So Do I

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Keeping The Issues Alive

We were so many, We were working as one, We were miles of moiling wheat In a sizzling summer’s heat. But now we are scattered and flung far apart, But you and I still live as one Through coals in the heart. And if anything is left of the coal in the soul, Oh, flash …

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