Spell - Patti Smith

Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!
Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!
Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!
Holy! Holy! Holy!

The world is holy!
The soul is holy!
The skin is holy!
The nose is holy!
The tongue and cock and hand
and asshole holy!
Everything is holy!
everybody's holy!
everywhere is holy!
everyday is in eternity!
Everyman's an angel!

The bum's as holy as the seraphim!
the madman is holy as you my soul are holy!
The typewriter is holy
the poem is holy
the voice is holy
the hearers are holy
the ecstasy is holy!

Holy Peter holy Allen
holy Solomon holy Lucien
holy Kerouac holy Huncke
holy Burroughs holy Cassady
holy the unknown buggered
and suffering beggars
holy the hideous human angels!
Holy my mother in the insane asylum!
Holy the cocks of the grandfathers of Kansas!
Holy the groaning saxophone!
Holy the bop apocalypse!
Holy the jazzbands marijuana
hipsters peace & junk & drums!

Holy the solitudes of skyscrapers and pavements!
Holy the cafeterias filled with the millions!
Holy the mysterious rivers of tears under the streets!
Holy the lone juggernaut!
Holy the vast lamb of the middle class!
Holy the crazy shepherds of rebellion
Who digs Los Angeles IS Los Angeles!
Holy New York Holy San Francisco
Holy Peoria & Seattle
Holy Paris Holy Tangiers
Holy Moscow Holy Istanbul!

Holy time in eternity
holy eternity in time
holy the clocks in space
holy the fourth dimension
holy the fifth International
holy the Angel in Moloch!

Holy the sea holy the desert
holy the railroad holy the locomotive
holy the visions holy the hallucinations
holy the miracles holy the eyeball
holy the abyss!

Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith!
Holy! Ours! bodies! suffering! magnanimity!
Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent
kindness of the soul!

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