Voice of Al | Al's
Point of View | Al Young Biographies
The Voice of Al
excerpts from various works, read by Al himself:
Al's Point of View
TO BE THE PERFECT
To be the perfect
fool ain't all that bad.
You mess yourself up mostly, no one else
cares really what you do. Why should you add
more worry to their night? Go work your spells
elsewhere, someplace where pride and making sense
don't count. Jump to your own conclusion. Run.
Where fools and money part, you can dispense
with chance. All foolishness can be no fun.
You bet against yourself: the perfect fool.
Divine intelligence, the muse, the gods -
whatever works, or doesn't. What's uncool?
To put it plainly: Just what are the odds
of you, the lover, coming out ahead,
when bombs this sad world drops come down with bread?
Al Young Biographies:
Young: Academy of American Poets Bio
Young: A Brief Bio with Crtitical Commentary (Bell & Howell
Information & Learning)
Al Young: A Profile by Don Lee