Going Back To 1959: Castro in a Personal-Prose-Poetic Context
Posted: 02 January 2009 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]
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1959

A man must live in the service of a great idea.
  -Leon Trotsky in Intellectuals, Paul Johnson, Harper and Rowe, NY, 1993, p.177.

There is no single other creature in all history like yourself.
  -ibid., p.291.

The sonnet goes back to the twelfth century.
  -From notes taken in reading 27/10/96.

I became a Baha’i
the year of Ben Hur
and Charlton Heston,
Fidel Castro in Cuba,
Charles Mason Remey
in his voluntary exile
and the Frisbee. 

I got the highest marks
in my school life that year
and my dad finished
his working life.
The Beatles were getting
their act together
and I said “I believe.”*
* This process of the acquisition of belief seems, looking back, as natural and simple as breathing air.

Ron Price

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Posted: 08 January 2009 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Thanks Stella…what “story” were you referring to here? Castro’s story?—Ron Price, Australia

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