American poet Allen Ginsberg, was one of the leading figures of the Beat Movement in the 1950s. Along with other rather rebellious literary figures like Lucien Carr, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, he pioneered a counterculture literary movement that stood to oppose capitalism, sexual repression and other social oppressions. This group is a literary journey into the poetry of Allen Ginsberg, debunking on our way the special language he created to voice the rebellion of a new revolution, tracing the magic and the appeal of the Messiah of the Beat Generation.
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 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!
What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families …Read more »
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
Brother Death, please mind the store
Old Aunty Death Don’t hide your bones
Old Uncle Death I hear your groans
O Sister Death how sweet your moans
O Children Deaths go breathe …Read more »
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