Jack Kerouac

(12 March 1922 - 21 October 1969 / Lowell, Massachusetts)

Haiku (The taste...)


The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?

Submitted: Thursday, January 01, 2004
Edited: Saturday, July 16, 2011

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  • Jane Bergren (2/23/2013 9:27:00 AM)

    it is not nonsense mohammed~~the power is there but you are imprisoned by the anal retentive poetry crap someone told you, so you cannot feel it.i am sorry for you. (Report) Reply

  • Jane Bergren (2/23/2013 9:24:00 AM)

    mohammed, open your mind.the rain is tears....why kneel refers to neal cassady, and also to why kneel to a useless god who does nothing to alleviate suffering that is, if there is a god (Report) Reply

  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/16/2011 3:19:00 AM)

    It's an absolute nonsense in the name of haiku. A haiku contains 17 syllables while it has only 7. The structure is not correct. I'm surprised at the wit of people how it got 31 votes and also occupied a place in top 500 poems. It should be removed at once. (Report) Reply

  • Antonio Liao (1/24/2011 11:53:00 PM)

    the spirit of mysticism quest the logic of reason...its great and satisfying to
    ponder of what is the meaning of illusion...God bless...a 10 +++ (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (10/25/2010 8:59:00 PM)

    Why grovel, when the greatest gifts of life are freely given from above, just accept them as they come to you. (Report) Reply

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