April Fool Birthday Poem

the stars over the bronx s

          …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”

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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

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6 responses to “April Fool Birthday Poem”

  1. Léa says :

    Poisson d’Avril or April Fool!

    Like

  2. createarteveryday says :

    If this were a woman, she’d be drop dead gorgeous.

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Lovely work.

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  4. Scribble Fiend says :

    Ah, this is really pretty!

    Liked by 1 person

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