Learn More

Ted Berrigan

(15 November 1934 – 4 July 1983 / Providence, Rhode Island)

Chinese Nightingale


We are involved in a transpersonified state
Revolution, which is turning yourself around
I am asleep next to 'The Hulk'. 'The Hulk' often sleeps
While I am awake & vice-versa. Life is less than ideal
For a monkey in love with a nymphomaniac! God is fired!
Do I need the moon to remain free? To explode softly
In a halo of moon rays? Do I need to be
On my human feet, straight, talking, free
Will sleep cure the deaf-mute's heartbreak? Am I
In my own way, America? Rolling downhill, & away?
The door to the river is closed, my heart is breaking
Loose from sheer inertia. All I do is bumble. No
Matter. We live together in the jungle.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Chinese Nightingale by Ted Berrigan )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. Christmas Trees, Robert Frost
  5. The Tiger, William Blake
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Alone, Maya Angelou
  9. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  10. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Li Po

Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
drinking by myself; then lifting
my cup I asked the moon
to drink with me, its reflection
and mine in the wine cup, just
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

poet Marvin Brato Sr

New Poems

  1. Money (Cedi), Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  2. Off the Rez, Smoky Hoss
  3. As an emigrant كمهاجر, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Two Little Boats, Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  5. The Golden Swan, Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  6. As a passer-bye, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  7. Love is Blue, Ghana Green Poetry Foundation
  8. Song of Yuletide Night, Sir Toby Moses
  9. Another Jungle Pool, Denis Martindale
  10. Buy Me, My Love, Tom Navarro
[Hata Bildir]