Sunday, May 31, 2009

Issa's Sunday Service, #6






Today's LitRock entry is "Neal and Jack and Me" from art rock masters, King Crimson. This is the second reference to Kerouac in only the 6th sermon from Issa's Sunday Service, so I'll try to be a little more varied in the future.

Of course, suggestions for literature influenced rock cuts are always welcomed.

Paying forward, we arrive at Lilliput Review #8, from December 1989. Here's a surreal bit of goodness rarely found in more recent issues:




Spiroman
she wondered how large the man
standing beside the person
clipping hairs from walls
would ever have to be
to cover the shortest curve
of the last strand
while still being able to see himself
fit any crevice
without knocking her cold

Stacey Sollfrey



And, finally, word:


persimmon leaves--
once they turn crimson
game over

Issa
translated by David Lanoue


best,
Don

4 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Been a while since I've listened to King Crimson.

Greg Schwartz said...

never too much Jack!

by the way, Don, i posted a review of the Basho Haiku Challenge chapbook here:

http://www.helium.com/items/1467033-book-review-of-basho-haiku-challenge-chapbook

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Charles, there catalog seems to proliferate like kudzu, yet the quality remains exceptionally high ...

Greg, many thanks for the review ... I'm sending you and email with a question ...

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