April Fool Birthday Poem
…we do it for
the stars over the Bronx
that they may look on earth
and not be ashamed.
–Diane Di Prima
from “April Fool Birthday Poem for Grandpa”
Diane Di Prima is a poet, social activist, Buddhist, and teacher. A native New Yorker, she was a member of the Beat Poets, and moved to California in the 1960’s.
You can read the full poem here: http://yunews.com/broadsider2/broadsides/15.pdf
And find out more information about the poet (with many interesting links, including a video of her reading this poem) here: http://ginsbergblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/diane-di-primas-birthday.html