“We each are endowed with original mind, which is like a river under the visible river, unconditioned, the immediate point where our clear consciousness meets the vast unknown; yet we’ve blown smoke screens to cloud it. Fake images, false illusions. When Allen Ginsberg sat down one night in his twenties to write what was really on his mind, he replaced the rhymed poesy he’d learned from his father and from school. That decision was the beginning of one of the most famous poems in our language [HOWL]. Imagine! the power of writing what’s truly on your mind. What you really, see, think, and feel. Rather than what you are told you should think, see, and feel. It causes a revolution — or at the very least, a damn fine poem.”
Natalie Goldberg, Old Friend from Far Away
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Written By Laura K Kerr, Ph.D
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