Allen Ginsberg Quotes

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman,
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. A Supermarket in California (l. 1). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking among the meats in the refrigerator and eyeing the grocery boys.
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. A Supermarket in California (l. 4). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the sidestreets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon. In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. "A Supermarket in California," Howl and Other Poems (1956). Opening lines.
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What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes!—and you, Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. A Supermarket in California (l. 3). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 1. . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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Moloch whose love is endless oil and stone! Moloch whose soul is electricity and banks! Moloch whose poverty is the specter of genius! Moloch whose fate is a cloud of sexless hydrogen! Moloch whose name is the Mind!
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 85). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions! the whole boatload of sensitive bullshit!
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 91). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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vanished into nowhere Zen New Jersey leaving a trail of ambiguous picture postcards of Atlantic City Hall,
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 20). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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concrete void of insulinmetrasol electricity hydrotherapypsychotherapy occupational therapypingpong & amnesia,
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 67). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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who let themselves be fucked in the ass by saintly motorcyclists, and screamed with joy, who blew and were blown by those human seraphim, the sailors, caresses of Atlantic and Caribbean love,
Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 36-37). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
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