Allen Ginsberg
Hospital Window by Allen Ginsberg

Hospital Window by Allen Ginsberg

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 lit amid ...

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Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg

Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg

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, Don't cry any more Mama's there, underneath the floor ...

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A Supermarket In California by Allen Ginsberg

A Supermarket In California by Allen Ginsberg

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. In my hungry fatigue, ...

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Haiku (Never Published) by Allen Ginsberg

Haiku (Never Published) by Allen Ginsberg

Drinking my teaWithout sugar- No difference. The sparrow shits upside down--ah! my brain & eggs ...

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Five A.M. by Allen Ginsberg

Five A.M. by Allen Ginsberg

Elan that lifts me above the cloudsinto pure space, timeless, yea eternalBreath transmuted into wordsTransmuted back to breathin one hundred two hundred yearsnearly Immortal, ...

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September On Jessore Road by Allen Ginsberg

September On Jessore Road by Allen Ginsberg

Millions of babies watching the skiesBellies swollen, with big round eyesOn Jessore Road--long bamboo hutsNoplace to shit but sand channel rutsMillions of fathers in rainMillions ...

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Cosmopolitan Greetings by Allen Ginsberg

Cosmopolitan Greetings by Allen Ginsberg

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

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Kaddish, Part I by Allen Ginsberg

Kaddish, Part I by Allen Ginsberg

Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village.downtown Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I've been up all ...

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An Eastern Ballad by Allen Ginsberg

An Eastern Ballad by Allen Ginsberg

I speak of love that comes to mind: The moon is faithful, although blind; She moves in thought she cannot speak. Perfect care has made her bleak. I never dreamed the sea so deep, ...

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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 by Allen Ginsberg

Cool black night thru redwoodscars parked outside in shadebehind the gate, stars dim abovethe ravine, a fire burning by the sideporch and a few tired souls hunched overin black ...

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The Terms In Which I Think Of Reality by Allen Ginsberg

The Terms In Which I Think Of Reality by Allen Ginsberg

Reality is a question of realizing how real the world is already. Time is Eternity, ultimate and immovable; everyone's an angel. It's Heaven's mystery of changing perfection : ...

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An Asphodel by Allen Ginsberg

An Asphodel by Allen Ginsberg

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 inspired to be so Iying in ...

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Homework by Allen Ginsberg

Homework by Allen Ginsberg

Homage to Kenneth KochIf I were doing my Laundry I'd wash my dirty IranI'd throw in my United States, and pour on the Ivory Soap,scrub up Africa, put all the birds and elephants ...

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Sunflower Sutra by Allen Ginsberg

Sunflower Sutra by Allen Ginsberg

I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the huge shade of a Southern Pacific locomotive to look for the sunset over the box house hills and cry. Jack ...

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

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

Pigeons shake their wings on the copper church roofout my window across the street, a bird perched on the crosssurveys the city's blue-grey clouds. Larry Rivers'll come at 10 AM ...

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Song by Allen Ginsberg

Song by Allen Ginsberg

The weight of the worldis love.Under the burdenof solitude,under the burdenof dissatisfactionthe weight,the weight we carryis love.Who can deny?In dreamsit touchesthe body,in ...

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Feb. 29, 1958 by Allen Ginsberg

Feb. 29, 1958 by Allen Ginsberg

Last nite I dreamed of T.S. Eliotwelcoming me to the land of dreamSofas couches fog in EnglandTea in his digs Chelsea rainbowscurtains on his windows, fog seeping inthe chimney ...

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Crossing Nation by Allen Ginsberg

Crossing Nation by Allen Ginsberg

Under silver wingSan Francisco's towers sproutingthru thin gas clouds,Tamalpais black-breasted above Pacific azureBerkeley hills pine-covered below--Dr Leary in his brown house ...

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A Desolation by Allen Ginsberg

A Desolation by Allen Ginsberg

Now mind is clearas a cloudless sky.Time then to make ahome in wilderness.What have I done butwander with my eyesin the trees? So I will build: wife,family, and seekfor ...

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Kral Majales (King Of May) by Allen Ginsberg

Kral Majales (King Of May) by Allen Ginsberg

And the Communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses and lying policemen and the Capitalists proffer Napalm and money in green suitcases to the Naked, and the ...

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Those Two by Allen Ginsberg

Those Two by Allen Ginsberg

That tree saidI don't like that white car under me,it smells gasolineThat other tree next to it saidO you're always complainingyou're a neuroticyou can see by the way you're bent ...

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Velocity Of Money by Allen Ginsberg

Velocity Of Money by Allen Ginsberg

I’m delighted by the velocity of money as it whistles through the windows of Lower East SideDelighted by skyscrapers rising the old grungy apartments falling on 84th ...

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Understand That This Is A Dream by Allen Ginsberg

Understand That This Is A Dream by Allen Ginsberg

Real as a dreamWhat shall I do with this great opportunity to fly?What is the interpretation of this planet, this moon?if I can dream that I dream / and dream anything dreamable / ...

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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 by Allen Ginsberg

I came home and found a lion in my room...A lion met Americain the roadthey stared at each othertwo figures on the crossroads in the desert.America screamedThe lion roaredThey ...

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In Back Of The Real by Allen Ginsberg

In Back Of The Real by Allen Ginsberg

railroad yard in San Jose I wandered desolate in front of a tank factory and sat on a bench near the switchman's shack. A flower lay on the hay on the asphalt highway --the dread ...

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136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center by Allen Ginsberg

136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center by 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 on my shirt and took it off in the sun ...

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Hum Bom! by Allen Ginsberg

Hum Bom! by Allen Ginsberg

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 bomb you!Whom bomb?We bomb you!Whom bomb?You bomb you!Whom ...

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In The Baggage Room At Greyhound by Allen Ginsberg

In The Baggage Room At Greyhound by Allen Ginsberg

IIn the depths of the Greyhound Terminal sitting dumbly on a baggage truck looking at the sky waiting for the Los Angeles Express to depart worrying about eternity over the Post ...

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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 by Allen Ginsberg

Is that the only way we can become like Indians, like Rhinoceri, like Quartz Crystals, like organic farmers, like what we imagine Adam & Eve to’ve been, caressing each other with ...

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Death &Amp; Fame by Allen Ginsberg

Death &Amp; Fame by Allen Ginsberg

When I dieI don't care what happens to my bodythrow ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East Riverbury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel CemeteryBut l want a big ...

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Psalm Iv by Allen Ginsberg

Psalm Iv by Allen Ginsberg

Now I'll record my secret vision, impossible sight of the face of God:It was no dream, I lay broad waking on a fabulous couch in Harlemhaving masturbated for no love, and read ...

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Cia Dope Calypso by Allen Ginsberg

Cia Dope Calypso by Allen Ginsberg

In nineteen hundred forty-nineChina was won by Mao Tse-tungChiang Kai Shek's army ran awayThey were waiting there in Thailand yesterdaySupported by the CIAPushing junk down ...

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Plutonian Ode by Allen Ginsberg

Plutonian Ode by Allen Ginsberg

IWhat new element before us unborn in nature? Is therea new thing under the Sun?At last inquisitive Whitman a modern epic, detonative,Scientific themeFirst penned unmindful by ...

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Kissass by Allen Ginsberg

Kissass by Allen Ginsberg

Kissass is the Part of PeaceAmerica will have to Kissass Mother EarthWhites have to Kissass blacks, for Peace & Pleasure, Only Pathway to Peace, Kissass.

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Footnote To Howl by Allen Ginsberg

Footnote To Howl by Allen Ginsberg

Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! The world is holy! The soul is holy! The skin is holy! The nose is holy! The tongue and ...

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Sphincter by Allen Ginsberg

Sphincter by Allen Ginsberg

I hope my good old asshole holds out60 years it's been mostly OKTho in Bolivia a fissure operationsurvived the altiplano hospital-- a little blood, no polyps, occasionallya small ...

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The Lion For Real by Allen Ginsberg

The Lion For Real by Allen Ginsberg

"Soyez muette pour moi, Idole contemplative..."I came home and found a lion in my living roomRushed out on the fire escape screaming Lion! Lion!Two stenographers pulled their ...

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Wild Orphan by Allen Ginsberg

Wild Orphan by Allen Ginsberg

Blandly mother takes him strolling by railroad and by river -he's the son of the absconded hot rod angel- and he imagines cars and rides them in his dreams, so lonely growing up ...

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Wales Visitation by Allen Ginsberg

Wales Visitation by Allen Ginsberg

White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow Trees moving in rivers of wind The clouds arise as on a wave, gigantic eddy lifting mist above teeming ferns exquisitely swayed along ...

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Mugging (I) by Allen Ginsberg

Mugging (I) by Allen Ginsberg

I Tonite I walked out of my red apartment door on East tenth street’s dusk— Walked out of my home ten years, walked out in my honking neighborhood Tonite at seven walked out past ...

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Nagasaki Days by Allen Ginsberg

Nagasaki Days by Allen Ginsberg

I -- A Pleasant Afternoon for Michael Brownstein and Dick GallupOne day 3 poets and 60 ears sat under a green-striped Chau- tauqua tent in Auroralistening to ...

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Paterson by Allen Ginsberg

Paterson by Allen Ginsberg

What do I want in these rooms papered with visions of money? How much can I make by cutting my hair? If I put new heels on my shoes, bathe my body reeking of masturbation and ...

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War Profit Litany by Allen Ginsberg

War Profit Litany by Allen Ginsberg

To Ezra PoundThese are the names of the companies that have mademoney from this warnineteenhundredsixtyeight Annodomini fourthousandeighty HebraicThese are the Corporations who ...

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To Aunt Rose by Allen Ginsberg

To Aunt Rose by Allen Ginsberg

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 for your bony left leg limping down the long hall in ...

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Transcription Of Organ Music by Allen Ginsberg

Transcription Of Organ Music by Allen Ginsberg

The flower in the glass peanut bottle formerly in thekitchen crooked to take a place in the light, the closet door opened, because I used it before, itkindly stayed open waiting ...

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My Sad Self by Allen Ginsberg

My Sad Self by Allen Ginsberg

To Frank O’HaraSometimes when my eyes are red I go up on top of the RCA Building and gaze at my world, Manhattan— my buildings, streets I’ve done feats in, lofts, beds, coldwater ...

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Cezanne’s Ports by Allen Ginsberg

Cezanne’s Ports by Allen Ginsberg

In the foreground we see time and lifeswept in a racetoward the left hand side of the picturewhere shore meets shore.But that meeting placeisn't represented;it doesn't occur on ...

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The Blue Angel by Allen Ginsberg

The Blue Angel by Allen Ginsberg

Marlene Dietrich is singing a lamentfor mechanical love.She leans against a mortarboard treeon a plateau by the seashore.She's a life-sized toy,the doll of eternity;her hair is ...

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