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Lennon-Ono: Deporting The Great Swan

Jonathon Green, International Times, 2 November 1972

NEW YORK: 'It is with great pleasure that we wish to add PEN American Center's great Roc's voice to the vast chorus of poetic larks and Ambassadorial Editori I Owls who've already raised cries throbbing to Heaven that American shores, woods and lakes not be banned to the great Swan of Liverpool, John Lennon poet musician... and his paramour-wife conceptual Authoress Yoko Ono, birds of a feather. Such mighty creatures as these who've winged o'er the Atlantic's deeps to Manhatta Isle are to be threatened to be cast hence for consuming hemp leafs in their home nesting ground. So tiny a natural peccadillo, and so great a cage, as large as the world, to keep them out of America! May all the chorus of singing creatures on Turtle Island (N. America) bid them welcome to stay immigrant here including even the lonely near-extinct Federal Bald Eagle! 
Text of a PEN Statement on the Lennon-Ono Affair by Allen Ginsberg.

Total word count of piece: 1319


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