The Beat Poets were Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, Neal Cassidy, Gary Schneider and others.
Kerouac’s most famous book is probably “On the Road”
Have you read it?
Anyway I wrote the book because we are all gonna die …
That was future “going to” tense!
in the loneliness of my life
Are you alone?
Are you lonely?
my father dead
my brother dead
my mother far away
the common dark of all our deaths
something that we all have in common
my heart broke from the general despair
and opened up inwards to the lord
a time phrase ………
we had just been back and forth across the country
different phases of our lives
different phases of my life
walking off alone
walking off together
Parts of the Body
eyes on the street ahead
A Past Participle!
In America when the sun goes down ….
In America when the sun comes up …
that raw land that rolls in one unbelievable huge bulge over to the west coast
tonight the stars would be out
on the prairie
on the plain
the blessing of the earth
Nobody knows what is going to happen to anybody.
I think of Dean Moriarty
You don’t have to understand everything!
Dean Moriarty was based on the real character: Neal Cassidy.
Kerouac Television Appearance
Do you get stage fright?
Are you nervous now?
Are you scared now?
No. No, I am not. I am not nervous.
Yes. Yes, I am. I am nervous.
How long did it take?
How long will it take?
On The Road
“On the Road”
is the title of the book.
I was on the road once for ..
a long time
an interminably long time
the other way around
this way around
that way around
A Roll of Toilet Paper?
one big roll of paper
a roll of toilet tissue
when I write narrative novels
when I write poetry
Where do you get them?
For narrative, it is good.
How would you define the word “beat”
Sympathy – the ability to “feel with”
sym PLUS pathos – Greek Root
compassionate – compassion
not self involved
turned on to the suffering and ecstasy
(and everything in between)
of those around them
The Nature of Truth (simply put)
Those stories were true because I believed what I saw.
I saw in the clouds
a great image of god
with his forefinger pointed right at me
go roll your bones alone
Timothy Leary talks about Kerouac
Like Kerouac who shared with me a fascination with athletics
giving pep talks to the players
one of the classic lines of the psychedelic movement
“Walking on water wasn’t built in a day” … meaning
It isn’t going to happen as quickly as you want it to.
Alan Ginsberg was a great Beat generation poet
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!
Lesson One: Cooking in English – The Food Page
Lesson Two: Family and Relationships – The Family Page
Lesson Three: Relaxation and Enjoyment – The Fun Page
Lesson Four: Things you Have to do – The Work Page
Lesson Five: Time and Money – The Money Page
Lesson Six: Art and Love – The Heart Page