Allen Ginsberg Quotes

All the accumulations of life, that wear us out—clocks, bodies, consciousness, shoe, breasts—begotten sons—your Communism—'Paranoia' into hospitals.
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 44). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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Downtown Manhattan, clear winter noon, and I've been up all night, talking, talking, reading the Kaddish aloud, listening to Ray Charles blues shout blind on the phonograph
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish, sct. 1, Kaddish and Other Poems (1960).
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To go where? In that Dark—that—in that God? a radiance? A Lord in the Void? Like an eye in the black cloud in a dream? Adonoi at last, with you?
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 37). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets and eyes while I walk on the sunny pavement of Greenwich Village.
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 1). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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Ai! ai! we do worse! We are in a fix! And you're out, Death let you out, Death had the Mercy, you're done with your century, done with God, done with the path thru it—
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 25). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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One hand stiff—heaviness of forties & menopause reduced by one heart stroke, lame now—wrinkles—a scar on her head, the lobotomy—ruin, the hand dipping downwards to death—
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 151). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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holy mother, now you smile on your love, your world is born anew, children run naked in the field spotted with dandelions,
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 154). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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'Yesterday I saw God. What did he look like? Well, in the afternoon I climbed up a ladder—he as a cheap cabin in the country, like Monroe, NY the chicken farms in the wood. He was a lonely old man with a white beard.
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 98). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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This is the end, the redemption from Wilderness, way for the Wonderer, House sought for All, black handkerchief washed clean by weeping—page beyond Psalm—Last change of mine and Naomi—to God's perfect Darkness— Death, stay thy phantoms!
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish, sct. 1, Kaddish and Other Poems (1960).
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Toward education marriage nervous breakdown, operation, teaching school, and learning to be mad, in a dream—what is this life?
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Kaddish (l. 17). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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