"It was during this time I hitched a ride to California and stopped in Bernalillo, New Mexico where I read in the Placitas Village newspaper "The Sign Post" of a new community forming, gathered around Buckminster Fuller's geodesic domes, alternative communal housing. I decided to spend a few days….
During this time I met Larry Goodell and. . . he suggested we create a poetry magazine of New Mexican poets and named it "ORIENTAL BLUE STREAK"after the gas station I worked at part time and where this photo was taken.
Placitas then, was a stopping place, a Mecca of many sorts of seekers and pilgrims, artists, famous and notorious, wild people of a New Jerusalem, came and went, all gathered at the Thunderbird Bar where we danced, talked, shared ideas and dreams. The dear faces in the photo (Larry Goodell, Kell Robertson, Gene Frumkin, Bill Pearlman and others with myself standing at the pump) were some of the poets presented in the "Oriental Blue Streak Anthology", now a classic.
An adventure in a dream we so dearly loved."
Joseph Bottone is the featured poet this morning at Sunday Chatter.
And Then We’re Drawn Away
Am I lost at sea or am I burning
Who can I ask in this sweet asylum of joyful craziness
Was that voice a night bird
Was what I saw real, another man’s loneliness
a rice cake, a stone?
A little grey fox comfortable in the daylight of our presence
trots towards the house now that we’re gone
‘I can steal a bone or a rice cake’
And then other things happen
and we’re drawn away
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