Diane di Prima


Diane di Prima born Brooklyn, NY August 6, 1934. American anarchist and Beat Poet. Refused taxes for Vietnam War, 1966. Edited War Poems, 1968. Signed Pledge of Resistance to Bush wars, 2002.


"[A]ll of us stop the war
at nine o’clock tomorrow, each take one soldier
see him clearly, love him, take the gun
out of his hand, lead him to a quiet spot
sit him down, sit with him as he takes a joint
of viet cong grass from his pocket."

(“Revolutionary Letter #13 c. 1968; photo analepsis.org)