Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I think it's good to have Bill Murray as a poetry fan:

Poems about Brooklyn obviously aren’t lost in translation for comic actor Bill Murray.

The legendary star of stage, screen and “Saturday Night Live” walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday night, reciting works that pay homage to our borough as part of the 15th annual “Poetry Walk.”

With the bridge and East River as his backdrop, Murray entertained a crowd of about 300 people with Yonkers-native Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s classic “A Coney Island From the Mind,” Allen Ginsberg’s “Supermarket in California” and Denise Levertov’s “The Rights.”



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RIP Jerry . . . you will be missed.


Late Fragment

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.


-- Raymond Carver

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4 comments:

T. Clear said...

Peter, sorry to hear about your brother-in-law. xxoo

Peter said...

Thanks, T.

It was a long haul for him and my sister. And now there is a sense of relief.

Lynn N said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear this.
This poem was part of our wedding ceremony; I love it so much. Nice choice. Hmmm. Hope your family is doing ok. XOXOXO

Peter said...

Thanks, Lynn . . . I'll call you . . . xop