08.06.08

“Sea”

Posted in Kerouac, On writing at 10:25 pm by Marion

Cherson!
Cherson!
You aint just whistlin
Dixie, Sea —
Cherson! Cherson!
We calcimine fathers
here below!
Kitchen lights on —
Sea Engines from Russia
seabirding here below —
When rocks outsea froth
I’ll know Hawaii
cracked up and scramble
up my doublelegged cliff
to the silt of
a million years —

Shoo– Shaw—Shirsh
Go on die salt light
You billion yeared
rock knocker

Gavroom
Seabird
Gabroobird
Sad as wife & hill
Loved as mother & fog
Oh! Oh! Oh!
Sea! Osh!
Where’s yr little Neppytune
tonight?

Excerpt from Sea: Sounds of the Pacific Ocean at Big Sur by Jack Kerouac. 1962, Penguin Books, New York, N.Y.

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