Poet: Jack Kerouac

How to Meditate by Jack Kerouac

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Maia Porcaro writes,

This is a short piece shot on 8mm film. It explores the different aspects of meditation and finally finding yourself in such a surreal state. The poem is “How to Meditate” by Jack Kerouac, read by yours truly.

American Haikus (excerpt) by Jack Kerouac

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A brilliant, if much too short, film by Irish artist Orla Mc Hardy.

For audio of Kerouac reading a number of his haiku (which are unusually fine examples of the form, in my opinon), see the six-minute track from the album 100 Great Poems — Classic Poets & Beatnik Freaks which someone has also thoughtfully uploaded to YouTube.