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Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, con guítar

Henry Hankovitch, con guítar,
Did a short Zen pray,
On his tatami in a relaxed lotos
Fixin his mind on nuffin, rose-blue breasts,
And gave his parnel one French kiss;
Enslaving himself he withdrew from his blue

Florentine leather case an Egyptian black
& flickt a zippo.
Henry & Phoebe happy as cockroaches
In the world-kitchen woofed, with all away.
The International flame, like despair, rose
Or like the foolish Paks or Sudanese

Henry Hankovitch, con guítar,
Did a praying mantis pray
Who even more obviously than the increasingly fanatical Americans
Cannot govern themselves. Swedes don’t exist,
Scandanavians in general do not exist,
Take it from there.


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Poem Dream Song 31: Henry Hankovitch, con guítar - John Berryman