Sunday, July 27, 2008

Peter Orlovsky Celebrates 75th Birthday!



Peter Orlovsky,long time lover and companion of the late poet, Allen Ginsberg, recently celebrated his 75th birthday at his home in St. Johnsbury, VT. Peter was in fine form enjoying his many presents & special food treats such as chocolate cake. Peter is a member of the local Shambhala community who oversee much of his care. Among the email greetings and poems sent to him from old friends was this poem by poet, Joanne Kyger, who traveled with Peter, Allen and her former husband, Gary Snyder to India in the early 1960's:



BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO PETER ON THE OCCASION OF ATTAINING HIS
75TH YEAR


Which is 27,375 days

or

39, 420,000 minutes

THIRTY NINE MILLION AND FOUR HUNDRED
AND TWENTY THOUSAND MINUTES

I'm not going to bother counting seconds

You can do a tremendous amount of things
IN A MINUTE

A minute is practically endless

So Congratulations on Time With Out End
A great place to stop counting






Picture of Peter Orlovsky and Peter Hale

For a link to some of Peter's poems, click here.

1 comment:

  1. love and prayers for peter, thoughts and metta.

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