Leslie Scalapino, going home, writing poetry in heaven

by jhon baker

And now our heads bow for Leslie Scalapino, poet.

What a weekend, Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper and now Leslie Scalapino – two actors and a poet.

I grieve

I grieve slowly,
quietly.

occupying the hours of
a day with meditations

of death and the dead.
often I consider my own death

and am not unnerved by it as
death is one end only.

it is ever the patient student
of the dead that practices life

so fully
as to die with ease.

 – Hoc Scripsi

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5 Comments to “Leslie Scalapino, going home, writing poetry in heaven”

  1. And then today, this morning, poet Peter Orlovsky died in Vermont

  2. tell me it isn't true…

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