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The Beat Goes On – pure poetry.

By iancochrane, published on Jan 5, 2014

It’s New Year’s Day, and Joe Strummer – poet of the streets – looks down from a giant mural facing Tompkins Park. From here I walk west with my girlfriend towards St Marks church-in-the-Bowery, past webs of winding fire escapes; hands deep in our pockets, wrapped scarves covering chilled cheeks and chins.

Tribal drums sound from subway stairs – reminiscent of Sudan, Nigeria or maybe Marrakesh. Steam rises from underground labyrinths through metal manhole covers in the middle of the road.

Finally the shape of the church looms between boughs of bare winter trees, small burial ground... (more)

Tags: new york, st marks, east village, poetry reading, the bowery

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