A backstage pass
But his friends have to payJim Carroll
As some of you may have guessed, I'm having a bit of a hard time with the passing of Jim Carroll. I only met him once, briefly, and he was very kind to a book store clerk helping to set up an offsite signing. The reading itself was full of humor, pathos, and an unflinching look into the great maw of Being.
It is a comfort to know that his words and music live on.
Burn in my heart.
No smoke rises.
No one knows.Kenneth Rexroth from The Morning Star
even the smoke
an ancient thing
translated by David G. Lanoue