Poet composed poems to go in Jamaica Plain today

GennaRose Nethercott with her typewriter on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

This afternoon, GennaRose Nethercott sat at one of the tables near JP Licks on Centre Street with her 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter, offering to write poems on the subject of your choosing.

Eric Mauro took her photo and shows one of her poems:

Poem called Amber by GennaRose Nethercott

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well

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so much depends
upon

people who
didn't pay

attention in
english class

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Anon Haiku

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Sound reverberates
Emptiness signifying
Words best left unsaid

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No ee cummings, either

Even if he was born in 1894 and died in 1962

As Is The Sea Marvelous
as is the sea marvelous
from god’s
hands which sent her forth
to sleep upon the world

and the earth withers
the moon crumbles
one by one
stars flutter into dust

but the sea
does not change
and she goes forth out of hands and
she returns into hands

and is with sleep….

love,
the breaking

of your
soul
upon
my lips
Book: 100 Selected Poems by E. E. Cummings

Or Bukowski:

air and light and time and space

"–you know, I’ve either had a family, a job,
something has always been in the
way
but now
I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this
place, a large studio, you should see the space and
the light.
for the first time in my life I’m going to have
a place and the time to
create."

no baby, if you’re going to create
you’re going to create whether you work
16 hours a day in a coal mine
or
you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children
while you’re on
welfare,
you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown
away,
you’re going to create blind
crippled
demented,
you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your
back while
the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment,
flood and fire.

baby, air and light and time and space
have nothing to do with it
and don’t create anything
except maybe a longer life to find
new excuses
for.

© Charles Bukowski, Black Sparrow Press

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Both are gibberish.

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Both are gibberish.

Bukowski is the one I really take issue with. A massive drunk scribbles on paper. He only gets promoted because of his degenerate lifestyle.

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Boy,

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you must be fun at parties.

Perchance you are a poet yourself? Tend to share one of your poems with the group?

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One day ...

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... he's going to buy a studio and really create poetry!

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You're probably more familiar with

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the "there once was a man from Nantucket" school of verse, but you'll be surprised to learn: There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy

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If I give her a list

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of a dozen names of women of my acquaintance, with some superficial personal detail of each (hair color, eye color, favorite hobby, cat's name), would this poet compose a poem for each woman, phrased as if from my perspective?

Handwritten poems... My social calendar is about to be packed.

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Poem for GennaRose

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From 9, 3 is the square root
You are very cute

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I thought

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she was in front of the artisanal mayonnaise shop?

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Yup, this is poetry.

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"...the glow will leak out.This is the color of memory." I like the various uses of amber. This is a poem of light and memory, of vision and mind.

Saw the young lady in front of JP Licks last week. This is a sweet gift to people walking around the area. Thank you Ms. Nethercott.

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