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136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center

Poem By: Allen Ginsberg   |   Views: 2094   |   Word Count: 93   |   View PDF   |   Print View

  


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 walking the path to lunch.

A dandelion seed floats above the marsh grass with the mosquitos.

At 4 A.M. the two middleaged men sleeping together holding hands.

In the half-light of dawn a few birds warble under the Pleiades.

Sky reddens behind fir trees, larks twitter, sparrows cheep cheep cheep
cheep cheep.

July 1983


Caught shoplifting ran out the department store at sunrise and woke up.

August 1983
 

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About the Author Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997), the visionary poet and founding father of the Beat generation, was born in Newark, New Jersey on June 3, 1926. As a boy he was a close witness to his motherís mental illness, as she lived both in and out of institutions. His father...When The Light Appears by Allen Ginsberg Read Allen Ginsberg's Full Biography  
 
 
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