Happiness is Poetry: Adrian Manning

Happiness is Poetry: Adrian Manning

happiness, poetry

I’m starting to the think Adrian and Hosho have a mutual admiration society in the works

Another recommendation tonight from our friend Hosho McCreesh, I really like Adrian Manning’s work and particular this first piece.  Check out Concrete Meat Press as well, fabulous stuff.  Have a read, enjoy and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane



Darkness envelops this house,

rain has begun to fall.

Air is heavy and ominous here.

I see your face in the window

and the tears

of the centuries

run from your reflected eyes,

slow at first they gain

on each other.

I have done some bad

and useless things.

When the rain

and darkness are gone

they will still be

bad and useless things.

Silence will remain

to remind me,

building a wall

between us

as unavoidable

as history.



walking the streets

of san Francisco .

see that apartment up there?

that’s where Buk stayed

when he read here once

A.D. tells me.

the wild party, the broken window.

it’s legendary, I’ve read of it.

looking down, I see a

broken shard, like the old guy

himself, still sharp after

all these years



by Adrian Manning

they come to the door

peddling their manifestos

and offering their reading


I am not interested.

I tell them I worship at the 

Church of Bukowski

and I have plenty to read.

they look confused.

they don’t understand.

but you do

don’t you? 


You might like these as well…

Happiness is Poetry: Bukowski Again

Happiness is Poetry: Doug Draime

Happiness is Poetry: Suzanne Burns

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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