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Beats In Kansas: The Beat Generation in the Heartland

Said she from amidst her fragments

by Alan Russo
from The Poet’s Corner

Printed by Charley Plymell, 1959, Wichita, KS

Said she from amidst her fragments:
Tell all my smiles, tell all my answering airs,
Had they the virtue of a summer day
Yet were they misfits in this world of mine
Now that, by sleight, I cast beyond the stars
By this, my kneeside pool, the universe...

Thanks to Mary Nelson, Special Collections, Wichita State University Libraries; from the Charley Plymell Collection, WSU; and to Pat O'Connor, Wichita, Kansas.
Copyright 1959 Alan Russo; Page Copyright 2011 George Laughead
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