LIT BITS V3 #128
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 7 May 100 22:29:16 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #128
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #128
LITERARY CALENDAR Monday, May 8 2000 Volume 03 : Number 128
105 years ago (1895),
Edmund Wilson--journalist, critic, poet, novelist--is born in Red
Bank, N.J. e. e. cummings, will later characterize the author of
_Memoirs of Hecate County_ and _To the Finland Station_ as "the man
in the iron necktie."
70 years ago (1930),
One of the earliest of the Beat Poets, Gary Snyder is born in
San Francisco, California.
62 years ago (1938),
Thomas Pynchon--author of _V_ and _The Crying of Lot 49_--is
born in Glen Cove, New York.
Snowmelt pond warm granite
we make camp,
no thought of finding more.
and leave our minds to the wind.
on the bedrock, gently tilting,
sky and stone,
teach me to be tender.
the touch that nearly misses--
brush of glances--
that finally cover worlds
of hard terrain.
cloud wisps and mists
gathered into slate blue
bolts of summer rain.
tea together in the purple starry eve;
new moon soon to set,
why does it take so
long to learn to
© 2000 Peter Langston