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Pablo Neruda Sonnet 49

Sung by Luciana Souza



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La disculpa no es un regalo propio para

celebrar tú cumpleaños

Primero fue el envio, que nunca fue enviado

y despues

La cena, a cual no tengo disculpa

por no ir

Pero no todo es pérdida

Hice tiempo para el postre

y para la conversación

Cón la nariz

llena de primavera

de fresas y hierbabuena

Y los oidos llenos

de tus risas

Y mis ojós llenos

de tú perfil

Como si el cumpleaños fuera mío

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F. Garcia Lorca

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Poem for Magic Johnson

Poem by Quincy Troupe, read by the author

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On The Road

It was fifty years ago today that The Great American Novel was introduced to the subconscious mind of the counter culture and ultimately to all of America. On The Road, Jack Kerouac’s second novel has been ridiculed by writers such as Truman Capote and held as the herald of a new dawn by others including Bob Dylan.

The novel is about two friends, Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty (Jack Kerouac, Neal Cassady), and their adventures across the US shortly after World War II. It is written in prose it’s fast paced and frenetic. This is the birth of the Beat Generation with it’s new language of Jazz and Be-Bop meant for Cool Cats and Hipsters. There is a freshness and spontaneity that can be infectious, the rhythms were that of Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillespie ans Thelonius Monk. It was the beat, the béat. It is the language of the sidewalk poet, improvised and imperfect.

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