that's why i like the beats for all their bad qualities, cos you can trace a line that includes the hebrew bible and tang dynasty poetry and whitman and blake and them. they're kind of the last public poets, poets as representative as more people than themselves.The voice of Yahweh over the waters!
Yahweh over the multitudinous waters!
The voice of Yahweh in power!
The voice of Yahweh in splendour!
The voice of Yahweh shatters the cedars,
Yahweh shatters the cedars of Lebanon,
making Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion like a young wild bull.
The voice of Yahweh sharpens lightning shafts!