By Mansur Johnson
"I remember fond stories of Mansur Johnson, talking of drawing jointly the unfastened ends of our many trips, exiles, prodigalities, what have you ever. again within the mid-sixties, he wrote a few prodigious acid poems, i.e. “Blue Monday,” “Ithaca,” and others. They have been all collected lower than the identify DON’T seek, CELEBRATE!
"As intoxicating as this dictum was once to us 'realized' acid heads, the sobriety of Muhammad’s “We haven't recognized Thee as Thou shouldst be identified” has confirmed to be a maturer view.
"Therefore, allow us to now rejoice THE SEARCH!"
--From web page 220 in Illuminating the Shadow: The lifestyles, love and laughter of a twentieth century Sufi, Moineddin Jablonski, Edited by means of Neil Douglas-Klotz, Sufi Ruhaniat overseas, San Francisco, 2016.
How may perhaps I withstand Moineddin's inducement to put up? yet wait, do not seek, have fun! is barely forty three pages of psychedelic poems from the Nineteen Sixties. that is too small a e-book to submit. And if it's not good got? i will by no means put up extra poems. What in regards to the remainder of my poems? existence is brief. Why no longer provide them all? OK.
You have on your hand do not seek, rejoice! The accumulated Poems of Mansur Johnson, 278 pages.
"Delicious!" raved Najat Roberts, Moineddin's former secretary.
There are eight sections during this publication, together with: Don’t seek, rejoice! (1964), Sacred and Profane Poetry (1969-70), Poems from Mutu Kubla Anta Mutu (1974), magazine Poems (1976), 12 Wild Horses at the street to New Mexico (1996), Poems from The Passionate Shepherd to his Love and Her Responses (2003), the center is an Ocean from Murshid (2006), this can be It (To the current, 2016).
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