Haiku by Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac 1922-1969


The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?

Jack Kerouac
Born: 12 March 1922, Massachusetts, USA
Nationality: American
Died: 21 October 1969, Florida, USA

Kerouac was a novelist and poet who, with William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac, recognised for his spontaneous prose, covering topics such as Catholic spirituality, jazz, promiscuity, travel, New York life, drugs, and poverty, Along with other Beats he was a progenitor of the hippie movement although he was antagonistic towards some of its more radical politics.