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jim morrison
Posted by: aadam (
Date: April 27, 2003 01:21PM

who are some good poets who sound like jim morrison?

Re: jim morrison
Posted by: Les (
Date: April 27, 2003 02:00PM

Jim Morrison

Moonlight Drive

Let's swim to the moon, uh huh
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin' that the
City sleeps to hide Let's swim out tonight, love
It's our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon, uh huh
Let's climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side

Nothin' left open
And no time to decide
We've stepped into a river
On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
You reach your hand to hold me
But I can't be your guide

Easy, I love you
As I watch you glide
Falling through wet forests
On our moonlight drive, baby
Moonlight drive

Come on, baby, gonna take a little ride
Down, down by the ocean side
Gonna get real close
Get real tight
Baby gonna drown tonight
Goin' down, down, down

Here's one on the same topic by Longfellow

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

As a pale phantom with a lamp
Ascends some ruin's haunted stair,
So glides the moon along the damp
Mysterious chambers of the air.

Now hidden in cloud, and now revealed,
As if this phantom, full of pain,
Were by the crumbling walls concealed,
And at the windows seen again.

Until at last, serene and proud
In all the splendor of her light,
She walks the terraces of cloud,
Supreme as Empress of the Night.

I look, but recognize no more
Objects familiar to my view;
The very pathway to my door
Is an enchanted avenue.

All things are changed. One mass of shade,
The elm-trees drop their curtains down;
By palace, park, and colonnade
I walk as in a foreign town.

The very ground beneath my feet
Is clothed with a diviner air;
While marble paves the silent street
And glimmers in the empty square.

Illusion! Underneath there lies
The common life of every day;
Only the spirit glorifies
With its own tints the sober gray.

In vain we look, in vain uplift
Our eyes to heaven, if we are blind;
We see but what we have the gift
Of seeing; what we bring we find.


Re: jim morrison
Posted by: rikki (
Date: April 27, 2003 07:32PM

Jim Morrison's lyrics were greatly influenced by the Beat Poets (from the 1940's to '60's), and Arthur Rimbaud. You could try a google search for each - here are a couple of links to start with:

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(scroll down, click on 'writers')


Re: jim morrison
Posted by: Tom G (
Date: April 30, 2003 05:06PM

Get "On The Road" by Jack Kerouac...perhaps Jim's biggest influence...I have all of jack's cds...they are as good if not better than 'An American Prayer'

Re: jim morrison
Posted by: talia (
Date: May 05, 2003 01:00PM

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, maybe even Leonard Cohen.

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