Beat Poets & Poetry

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“Another century has gone, technology has changed everything completely, so it’s time for a new utopian system.” Allen Ginsberg in Cuba, with plane shot down at Bay of Pigs. 

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.

Allen Ginsberg (via loveyourpoetry)


The weight of the world
is love.
Under the burden
of solitude,
under the burden
of dissatisfaction

the weight,
the weight we carry
is love.

Who can deny?
In dreams
it touches
the body,
in thought
a miracle,
in imagination
till born
in human—
looks out of…


reading howl and other poems instead of studying for midterms


when did you forget you were a flower?

Your machinery is too much for me.

Allen Ginsberg, “America” (via parallel-limbs)

(via punkturewounds-deactivated20140)


Ginsberg and Corso - Pull My Daisy 1959


Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg at the grave of Jack Kerouac, in 1975. 

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