136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center – Allen Ginsberg

Tail turned to red sunset on a juniper crown a lone magpie cawks. Mad at Oryoki in the shrine-room — Thistles blossomed late afternoon. Put…

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Nagasaki Days By Allen Ginsberg

Nagasaki Days I — A Pleasant Afternoon for Michael Brownstein and Dick Gallup One day 3 poets and 60 ears sat under a green-striped Chau-…

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The Terms In Which I Think Of Reality By Allen Ginsberg

The Terms In Which I Think Of Reality Reality is a question of realizing how real the world is already. Time is Eternity, ultimate and…

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Feb. 29, 1958 By Allen Ginsberg

Feb. 29, 1958 Last nite I dreamed of T.S. Eliot welcoming me to the land of dream Sofas couches fog in England Tea in his…

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A Desolation By Allen Ginsberg

A Desolation Now mind is clear as a cloudless sky. Time then to make a home in wilderness. What have I done but wander with…

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On The Conduct Of The World Seeking Beauty Against Government By Allen Ginsberg

On The Conduct Of The World Seeking Beauty Against Government Is that the only way we can become like Indians, like Rhinoceri, like Quartz Crystals,…

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An Eastern Ballad By Allen Ginsberg

An Eastern Ballad I speak of love that comes to mind: The moon is faithful, although blind; She moves in thought she cannot speak. Perfect…

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To Aunt Rose By Allen Ginsberg

To Aunt Rose Aunt Rose—now—might I see you with your thin face and buck tooth smile and pain of rheumatism—and a long black heavy shoe…

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Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing Letters By Allen Ginsberg

Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing Letters Pigeons shake their wings on the copper church roof out my window across the street, a bird…

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In Back Of The Real By Allen Ginsberg

In Back Of The Real railroad yard in San Jose I wandered desolate in front of a tank factory and sat on a bench near…

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Psalm Iv By Allen Ginsberg

Psalm Iv Now I’ll record my secret vision, impossible sight of the face of God: It was no dream, I lay broad waking on a…

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Cosmopolitan Greetings By Allen Ginsberg

Cosmopolitan Greetings Stand up against governments, against God. Stay irresponsible. Say only what we know & imagine. Absolutes are Coercion. Change is absolute. Ordinary mind…

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Those Two By Allen Ginsberg

Those Two That tree said I don’t like that white car under me, it smells gasoline That other tree next to it said O you’re…

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Footnote To Howl By Allen Ginsberg

Footnote To Howl Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! The world is holy! The soul is…

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Hum Bom By Allen Ginsberg

Hum Bom Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We bomb’d them! Whom bomb? We…

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Plutonian Ode By Allen Ginsberg

Plutonian Ode I What new element before us unborn in nature? Is there a new thing under the Sun? At last inquisitive Whitman a modern…

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Cezanne’s Ports By Allen Ginsberg

Cezanne’s Ports In the foreground we see time and life swept in a race toward the left hand side of the picture where shore meets…

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Understand That This Is A Dream By Allen Ginsberg

Understand That This Is A Dream Real as a dream What shall I do with this great opportunity to fly? What is the interpretation of…

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Haiku (Never Published) By Allen Ginsberg

Haiku (Never Published) Drinking my tea Without sugar- No difference. The sparrow shits upside down –ah! my brain & eggs Mayan head in a Pacific…

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In The Baggage Room At Greyhound By Allen Ginsberg

In The Baggage Room At Greyhound I In the depths of the Greyhound Terminal sitting dumbly on a baggage truck looking at the sky waiting…

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Song By Allen Ginsberg

Song The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is…

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An Asphodel By Allen Ginsberg

An Asphodel O dear sweet rosy unattainable desire …how sad, no way to change the mad cultivated asphodel, the visible reality… and skin’s appalling petals–how…

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Wales Visitation By Allen Ginsberg

Wales Visitation White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow Trees moving in rivers of wind The clouds arise as on a wave, gigantic eddy lifting…

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Homework By Allen Ginsberg

Homework Homage to Kenneth Koch If I were doing my Laundry I’d wash my dirty Iran I’d throw in my United States, and pour on…

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Kaddish, Part I By Allen Ginsberg

Kaddish, Part I Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village. downtown…

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September On Jessore Road By Allen Ginsberg

September On Jessore Road Millions of babies watching the skies Bellies swollen, with big round eyes On Jessore Road–long bamboo huts Noplace to shit but…

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Crossing Nation By Allen Ginsberg

Crossing Nation Under silver wing San Francisco’s towers sprouting thru thin gas clouds, Tamalpais black-breasted above Pacific azure Berkeley hills pine-covered below– Dr Leary in…

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Velocity Of Money By Allen Ginsberg

Velocity Of Money I’m delighted by the velocity of money as it whistles through the windows of Lower East Side Delighted by skyscrapers rising the…

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Hospital Window By Allen Ginsberg

Hospital Window At gauzy dusk, thin haze like cigarette smoke ribbons past Chrysler Building’s silver fins tapering delicately needletopped, Empire State’s taller antenna filmed milky…

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Paterson By Allen Ginsberg

Paterson What do I want in these rooms papered with visions of money? How much can I make by cutting my hair? If I put…

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Cia Dope Calypso By Allen Ginsberg

Cia Dope Calypso In nineteen hundred forty-nine China was won by Mao Tse-tung Chiang Kai Shek’s army ran away They were waiting there in Thailand…

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Transcription Of Organ Music By Allen Ginsberg

Transcription Of Organ Music The flower in the glass peanut bottle formerly in the kitchen crooked to take a place in the light, the closet…

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Kral Majales (King Of May) By Allen Ginsberg

Kral Majales (King Of May) And the Communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses and lying policemen and the Capitalists proffer Napalm…

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Sphincter By Allen Ginsberg

Sphincter I hope my good old asshole holds out 60 years it’s been mostly OK Tho in Bolivia a fissure operation survived the altiplano hospital–…

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First Party At Ken Kesey’s With Hell’s Angels By Allen Ginsberg

First Party At Ken Kesey’s With Hell’s Angels Cool black night thru redwoods cars parked outside in shade behind the gate, stars dim above the…

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War Profit Litany By Allen Ginsberg

War Profit Litany To Ezra Pound These are the names of the companies that have made money from this war nineteenhundredsixtyeight Annodomini fourthousand eighty Hebraic…

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Making The Lion For All It’s Got – A Ballad By Allen Ginsberg

Making The Lion For All It’s Got – A Ballad I came home and found a lion in my room… [First draft of “The Lion…

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Sunflower Sutra By Allen Ginsberg

Sunflower Sutra I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to…

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Five A.M. By Allen Ginsberg

Five A.M. Elan that lifts me above the clouds into pure space, timeless, yea eternal Breath transmuted into words Transmuted back to breath in one…

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Wild Orphan By Allen Ginsberg

Wild Orphan Blandly mother takes him strolling by railroad and by river -he’s the son of the absconded hot rod angel- and he imagines cars…

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Mugging (I) By Allen Ginsberg

Mugging (I) I Tonite I walked out of my red apartment door on East tenth street’s dusk— Walked out of my home ten years, walked…

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The Blue Angel By Allen Ginsberg

The Blue Angel Marlene Dietrich is singing a lament for mechanical love. She leans against a mortarboard tree on a plateau by the seashore. She’s…

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Father Death Blues By Allen Ginsberg

Father Death Blues Hey Father Death, I’m flying home Hey poor man, you’re all alone Hey old daddy, I know where I’m going Father Death,…

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136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center By Allen Ginsberg

136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center Tail turned to red sunset on a juniper crown a lone magpie cawks. Mad at Oryoki in the…

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My Sad Self By Allen Ginsberg

My Sad Self To Frank O’Hara Sometimes when my eyes are red I go up on top of the RCA Building and gaze at my…

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The Lion For Real By Allen Ginsberg

The Lion For Real “Soyez muette pour moi, Idole contemplative…” I came home and found a lion in my living room Rushed out on the…

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Death Fame By Allen Ginsberg

Death Fame When I die I don’t care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter ’em in East River bury an…

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A Supermarket In California By Allen Ginsberg

A Supermarket In California What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the streets under the trees with a headache…

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