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Ginsberg, Allen    Poet's Biography
541 poems available by this author


1/17/84 - 4:10 AM MONDAY       
First Line: Will they shoot me?
Last Line: Not to display %were modesty %greater than nature %tempted today


1/18/84 N.Y.C.       
First Line: Up late sunday, late nite reading thru ny times
Last Line: Floating down like dandelion seeds from grey sky %floating up and drifting west and east by the fire
Subject(s): New York Times (newspaper)


221 SYLLABLES AT ROCKY MOUNTAIN DHARMA CENTER       
First Line: Headless husk legs wrapped round a glass spear, an old bee trembles in sunlight


4 AM BLUES       
First Line: Oh when you gonna lie down by my side
Last Line: That's how I'm going to die


A PROPHECY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: O future bards / chant from skull to heart to ass
Subject(s): United States; America


A STRANGE NEW COTTAGE IN BERKELEY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: All afternoon cutting bramble blackberries off a tottering brown fence
Subject(s): Home; Berkeley, California


A SUPERMARKET IN CALIFORNIA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What thoughts I have of you tonight, walt whitman, for I walked down
Subject(s): Humanity; Imagination; Markets; Poetry & Poets; Popular Culture - United States; Shopping; Vision; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891); Fancy; Supermarkets


A VOW    Poem Text    
First Line: I will haunt these states
Subject(s): United States; War; America


AFTER ANTIPATER       
First Line: I've climbed the great wall's stone steep out of breath


AFTER LALON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It's true I got caught in
Subject(s): Old Age


AFTER LALON       
First Line: It's true I got caught in
Last Line: Dont follow my path %to extinction
Subject(s): Old Age


AFTER OLAV H. HAUGE       
First Line: Some live on islands, hills near trondheim
Last Line: His own two feet


AFTER THE BIG PARADE       
First Line: Millions of people cheering and waving flags for joy in manhattan
Last Line: Cause for the next rejoicing


AFTER THE PARTY    Poem Text    
First Line: Amid glasses clinking, mineral water, schnapps
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AFTER THE PARTY       
First Line: Amid glasses clinking, mineral water, schnapps
Last Line: Coemergent wisdom
Subject(s): Homosexuality


AFTER THOUGHTS    Poem Text    
First Line: When he kissed my nipple
Subject(s): United States; America


AFTER THOUGHTS       
First Line: When he kissed my nipple
Last Line: Foolish magic most likely
Subject(s): United States


AFTER WHITMAN & REZNIKOFF: 1. WHAT RELIEF       
First Line: If my pen hand were snapped by a broadway truck
Last Line: Adolescent farmboys opening book covers with ruddy hands


AFTER WHITMAN & REZNIKOFF: 2. LOWER EAST SIDE       
First Line: That round faced woman, she owns the street with her three big dogs
Last Line: Big jerk - you think you're famous? - reminds me of my mother


AFTER YEATS       
First Line: Now incense fills the air
Last Line: Statue painted gold, tea on the white table


AFTERWORD       
First Line: Looking into the world
Last Line: I converse with myself


AH WAR       
First Line: Ah war bigness addiction
Last Line: Theistic space


AIRPLANE BLUES (WITH MUSIC)       
First Line: I drove out to the airport
Last Line: In the lower east side %I'll go take my rest


AMERICA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: America I've given you all and now I'm nothing
Subject(s): Americans; Imagination; United States; Vision; Fancy; America


AMERICA       
First Line: America I've given you all and now I'm nothing
Last Line: America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel
Subject(s): Americans; Imagination; United States; Vision


AMERICA AGAIN       
First Line: 6 %worlds population consumes 40 %world's raw materials
Last Line: Do we maintain this comfort at expense of central america, mexico, peru, west africa


AMERICAN CHANGE       
First Line: The first I looked on, after a long time far from home in mid atlantic
Last Line: T-men to prevent counterfeit - %one


AMERICAN SENTENCES (1987-1992)       
First Line: Four skinheads stand in the streetlight rain chatting under an umbrella
Last Line: That grey-haired man in business suit and black turtleneck thinks he's %still young


AMERICAN SENTENCES 1995-1997       
First Line: I felt a breeze below my waist and realized that my fly was open
Last Line: To see void vast infinite look out the window into the blue sky


AN ASPHODEL    Poem Text    
First Line: O dear sweet rosy
Subject(s): Desire


AN EASTERN BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: I speak of love that comes to mind:
Subject(s): Love


AN OPEN WINDOW ON CHICAGO    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Midwinter night, / clark & halstead brushed with this week's snow
Subject(s): United States; America


ANGER       
First Line: How'd I get angry? Analytic approach
Last Line: As all the news that's fit to print


ANTI VIETNAM-WAR PEACE MOBILIZATION    Poem Text    
First Line: White sunshine on sweating skulls
Subject(s): United States; America


ANTI VIETNAM-WAR PEACE MOBILIZATION       
First Line: White sunshine on sweating skulls
Last Line: From the paranoia smog factory's east wing
Subject(s): United States


ARCHETYPE POEM       
First Line: Joe blow has decided
Last Line: Of communications are %universal


ARGUMENTS       
First Line: I'm sick of arguments


AT APOLLINAIRE'S GRAVE    Poem Text    
First Line: I visited pere lachaise to look for the remains of apollinaire
Last Line: I am buried here and sit by my grave beneath a tree
Subject(s): Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918); Poetry & Poets; Surrealism


AT APOLLINAIRE'S GRAVE       
First Line: I visited pere lachaise to look for the remains of apollinaire
Last Line: I am buried here and sit by my grave beneath a tree
Subject(s): Apollinaire, Guillaume (1880-1918); Poetry And Poets; Surrealism


AT THE CAPRI        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


AUTO POESY: ON THE LAM FROM BLOOMINGTON       
First Line: Setting out east on rain bright highways
Subject(s): United States; America


AUTO POESY: ON THE LAM FROM BLOOMINGTON       
First Line: Setting out east on rain bright highways
Last Line: Washington town covered with rust-hm
Subject(s): United States


AUTUMN AGAIN, YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IN THE CITY       
Last Line: Red red oak, oh, what's your worry?
Subject(s): Environment; Trees


AUTUMN GOLD: NEW ENGLAND FALL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Coughing in the morning / waking with a steam beast, city destroyed
Subject(s): United States; America


AUTUMN GOLD: NEW ENGLAND FALL       
First Line: Coughing in the morning %waking with a steam beast, city destroyed
Last Line: Silent tiny golden hills, maya-joy in autumn %speeding 70 m.P.H.
Subject(s): United States


AUTUMN LEAVES       
First Line: At 66 just learning how to take care of my body
Last Line: To be a corpse


AYERS ROCK/ULURU SONG       
First Line: When the red pond fills fish appear
Last Line: When the raindrop dries, worlds come to their end


BACK ON TIMES SQUARE, DREAMING OF TIMES SQUARE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let some sad trumpeter stand
Subject(s): Times Square, New York


BACK ON TIMES SQUARE, DREAMING OF TIMES SQUARE'    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Let some sad trumpeter stand
Subject(s): Times Square, New York


BACK ON TIMES SQUARE, DREAMING OF TIMES SQUARE'       
First Line: Let some sad trumpeter stand
Last Line: Legendary, as prophesied
Subject(s): Times Square, New York


BAD POEM       
First Line: Being as now has been re-invented
Last Line: Which is now


BALLAD OF THE SKELETONS       
First Line: Said the presidential skeleton
Last Line: That's all goodnight


BAYONNE ENTERING NYC    Poem Text    
First Line: Smog trucks mile after mile high wire
Subject(s): United States; America


BAYONNE ENTERING NYC       
First Line: Smog trucks mile after mile high wire
Last Line: Waiting I come back to new york & begin to sing
Subject(s): United States


BAYONNE TURNPIKE TO TUSCARORA    Poem Text    
First Line: Grey water tanks in grey mist, / grey robot
Subject(s): United States; America


BAYONNE TURNPIKE TO TUSCARORA       
First Line: Grey water tanks in grey mist, %grey robot
Last Line: Crash of machineguns, ring of locusts, airplane roar, %calliope yell, bzzzs
Subject(s): United States


BEGINNING OF A POEM OF THESE STATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the bluffs of oroville, blue cloud september
Subject(s): United States; America


BEGINNING OF A POEM OF THESE STATES       
First Line: Under the bluffs of oroville, blue cloud september
Last Line: Face and television, money and new wanderings to come
Subject(s): United States


BIG EATS       
First Line: Big deal bargains tv meat stock market news paper headlines love life
Last Line: You look at the sky, sit on a pillow, count up the stars in your head, get up %and eat


BIRDBRAIN       
First Line: Birdbrain runs the world
Last Line: Birdbrain's afraid he's going to blow up the planet so he wrote this poem to %be immortal


BIXBY CANYON    Poem Text    
First Line: Path crowded with thistle fern blue daisy
Subject(s): United States; America


BIXBY CANYON       
First Line: Path crowded with thistle fern blue daisy
Last Line: So pipers pray to the avalanche
Subject(s): United States


BIXBY CANYON OCEAN PATH WORD BREEZE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Tiny orange-wing tipped butterfly
Last Line: So pipes pray to the avalanche
Subject(s): United States; America


BIXBY CANYON OCEAN PATH WORD BREEZE       
First Line: Tiny orange-wing tipped butterfly
Last Line: Silver hair ear to ear
Subject(s): United States


BLACK SHROUD       
First Line: Kunming hotel, I vomited greasy chicken sandwiched


BLUE ANGEL       
First Line: Marlene dietrich is singing a lament
Last Line: But not till I have found a man %to occupy my mind
Subject(s): Dietrich, Marlene; Motion Pictures


BOP LYRICS (1)       
First Line: When I think of death
Last Line: Smart went crazy


BOP LYRICS (2)       
First Line: A flower in my head
Last Line: Smart went crazy


BOP LYRICS (3)       
First Line: I asked the lady what's a rose
Last Line: At least nobody's said


BOP LYRICS (4)       
First Line: The time I went to china
Last Line: And all I said was 'oops!'


BOP LYRICS (5)       
First Line: All the doctors think I'm crazy
Last Line: Till they put me in th' asylum


BOP LYRICS (6)       
First Line: I'm a pot and god's a potter
Last Line: I'm so lucky to be nutty


BOP SH'BAM       
First Line: Oo bop sh'bam
Last Line: Peek-a-boo-boo


BOWEL SONG       
First Line: You've been coughing for weeks
Last Line: These jokes won't be funny when everyone leaves the seven exits


BRICKLAYER'S LUNCH HOUR       
First Line: Two bricklayers are setting the walls
Last Line: Street comes through almost harshly


BROKEN BONE BLUES       
First Line: Broken bone bone bone
Last Line: & I'll come back & bless you again


BROWN RICE QUATRAINS       
First Line: Those high luncheons needn't matter


BUS RIDE BALLAD ROAD TO SUVA       
First Line: O ho for the bus that rolls down the dirt road
Last Line: Down there the white houses of suva at last


BUTTERFLY MIND       
First Line: The mind is like a butterfly
Last Line: That settle on the page


C'MON PIGS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION EAT MORE GREASE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Eat eat more marbled sirloin more pork'n gravy
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


C'MON PIGS OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION EAT MORE GREASE       
First Line: Eat eat more marbled sirloin more pork'n gravy
Last Line: And this is a plate of black forest chocolate cake, %you deserve it
Subject(s): Homosexuality


CADILLAC SQUAWK       
First Line: Sitting on the twelfth floor gomden I heard a wild siren in the grament distric


CAFE IN WARSAW       
First Line: These spectres resting on plastic stools
Last Line: Or lean together laughing to notice this wild haired madman who sits %among you a stranger


CALM PANIC CAMPAIGN PROMISE       
First Line: End of millennium %earth's decay
Last Line: To restore nature's balance


CAPITOL AIR       
First Line: I don't like the government where I live
Last Line: Armed with humor feed & help enlighten woe mankind


CAR CRASH    Poem Text    
First Line: Snow-blizzard sowing
Subject(s): United States; America


CAR CRASH       
First Line: Snow-blizzard sowing
Last Line: Mussed & ruffled by policeman's rape
Subject(s): United States


CHANCES R    Poem Text    
First Line: Red glow on the tables
Last Line: "wichita traversed with streetlight
Subject(s): Middle West; Midwest; Old Northwest; Central States; North Central States


CHANCES R       
First Line: Red glow on the tables
Last Line: Wichita traversed with streetlight %on the plain
Subject(s): Middle West


CHANGE: KYOTO-TOKYO EXPRESS       
First Line: Black magicians %come home: the pink meat image
Last Line: Making my body visible %thru my eyes!
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision


CHARNEL GROUND       
First Line: Upstairs jenny crashed her car & became a living corpse, jake sold grass, the w
Last Line: With words: 'the whole point seems to be the idea of giving away the giver.'
Subject(s): Aging; New York City


CHICAGO TO SALT LAKE BY AIR    Poem Text    
First Line: If hanson baldwin got a bullet in his brain, outrage?
Subject(s): United States; America


CHICAGO TO SALT LAKE BY AIR       
First Line: If hanson baldwin got a bullet in his brain, outrage?
Last Line: Neal was born in paradise!
Subject(s): United States


CIA DOPE CALYPSO    Poem Text    
First Line: In nineteen hundred forty-nine
Subject(s): Central Intelligence Agency (cia)


CIA DOPE CALYPSO       
First Line: In nineteen hundred forty-nine
Last Line: Till colby was the head of the cia


CITY LIGHTS CITY       
First Line: On via ferlinghetti & kerouac alley young heroes muse melancholy
Last Line: & I'll take alcatraz (to return to native americans along with treasure %island)


CITY MIDNIGHT JUNK STRAINS       
First Line: Switch on lights yellow as the sun
Last Line: A common ear %for our deep gossip


CLEVELAND, THE FLATS    Poem Text    
First Line: Into the flats, thru cleveland's
Subject(s): United States; America


CLEVELAND, THE FLATS       
First Line: Into the flats, thru cleveland's
Last Line: Tsani yea hum hum hum %phat phat phat svaha!
Subject(s): United States


COME ALL YE BRAVE BOYS    Poem Text    
First Line: Come all you young men that proudly display
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


COME ALL YE BRAVE BOYS       
First Line: Come all you young men that proudly display
Last Line: Let's come together, & tremble & beg
Subject(s): Homosexuality


COME BACK CHRISTMAS: BLUES STANZA       
First Line: Radiator cockroach
Last Line: He better stay out in the hall


COMPLAINT OF THE SKELETON TO TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: Take my love, it is not true,
Subject(s): Skeletons


CONFESSION IS DREAM FOR THE SOUL       
First Line: Woke to pee, I was in bed bandaged
Last Line: What didn't I know? Was the ordeal over


CONTEST OF BARDS       
First Line: The youth the color of the hills laughed delighted at his vanity
Last Line: His eyes fell down to the messenger's foot, toes spread firm on the runed lintel


CONTINUATION OF A LONG POEM OF THESE STATES    Poem Text    
First Line: Stage-lit streets / downtown frisco whizzing past, buildings
Subject(s): United States; America


CONTINUATION OF A LONG POEM OF THESE STATES       
First Line: Stage-lit streets %downtown frisco whizzing past, buildings
Last Line: Orion's muzzle %raised up %to the center of heaven
Subject(s): United States


COSMOPOLITAN GREETINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Stand up against governments, against god
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


COSMOPOLITAN GREETINGS       
First Line: Stand up against governments, against god
Last Line: Others can measure their vision by what we see. %candor ends paranoia
Subject(s): Kent State University - Riot, 1970


CRAZY SPIRITUAL       
First Line: A faithful youth
Last Line: I promise to drive you %home through america


CROSSING NATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Under silver wing
Last Line: My body? My neck? My personality?
Subject(s): United States; America


CROSSING NATION       
First Line: Under silver wing
Last Line: My body? My neck? My personality?
Subject(s): United States


DEATH & FAME       
First Line: When I die %I don't care what happens to my body
Last Line: Who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was alive


DEATH AND FAME    Poem Text    
First Line: When I die
Subject(s): Death; Fame; Dead, The; Reputation


DEATH NEWS    Poem Text    
First Line: Walking at night on asphalt campus
Subject(s): Death; Poetry & Poets; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963); Dead, The


DEATH NEWS       
First Line: Walking at night on asphalt campus
Last Line: What you wanted to be among the bastards out there
Subject(s): Death; Poetry And Poets; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


DEATH ON ALL FRONTS    Poem Text    
First Line: A new moon looks down on our sick sweet planet
Subject(s): United States; America


DEATH ON ALL FRONTS       
First Line: A new moon looks down on our sick sweet planet
Last Line: Left temple living death
Subject(s): United States


DEATH TO VAN GOGH'S EAR!       
First Line: Poet is priest %money has reckoned the soul of america


DEFENDING THE FAITH       
First Line: Stopping on the bus from novi pazar in the rain
Last Line: They showed me their teeth & barked a long long time


DESCRIBE: THE RAIN ON DASASWAMEDH GHAT       
First Line: Kali ma tottering up steps to shelter tin roof, feeling her way
Last Line: Just arrived in the holy city of benares


DIAMOND BELLS       
First Line: Hearing the all pervading scintillation of empty bells I realize
Last Line: Such is the all pervading scintillation of empty bells


DO THE MEDITATION ROCK       
First Line: If you want to learn how to meditate
Last Line: Learn a little patience & generosity


DON'T GET ANGRY WITH ME       
Last Line: Tila, mila, marpa, naro


DON'T GROW OLD    Poem Text    
First Line: Old poet, poetry's final subject glimmers months ahead
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


DON'T GROW OLD       
First Line: Old poet, poetry's final subject glimmers months ahead
Last Line: Not be buried in the cemetery near newark airport some day?
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


DONE, FINISHED WITH THE BIGGEST COCK    Poem Text    
First Line: Done, finished, with the biggest cock you ever saw
Subject(s): United States; America


DONE, FINISHED WITH THE BIGGEST COCK       
First Line: Done, finished, with the biggest cock you ever saw
Last Line: In chill breeze darkness under christmas moon
Subject(s): United States


DOPE FIEND BLUES       
First Line: Yes I'm a dope fiend, I dont believe your laws
Last Line: They gonna legalise existence, everybody ride a big white horse


DREAM       
First Line: There was a bulge in my right side, this dream recently-just now
Last Line: A glow of happiness next morn, warm glow of pleasure half the %day


DREAM RECORD: JUNE 8, 1955       
First Line: A drunken night in my house with a %boy, san francisco
Last Line: Of an unvisited garden in mexico


EASTER SUNDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Slope woods' snows melt
Subject(s): United States; America


EASTER SUNDAY       
First Line: Slope woods' snows melt
Last Line: Extended from the piney horizon
Subject(s): United States


EASTERN BALLAD       
First Line: I speak of love that comes to mind
Last Line: I wake to see the world go wild


ECOLOGUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In a thousand years, if there's history
Subject(s): United States; America


ECOLOGUE       
First Line: In a thousand years, if there's history
Last Line: How many bottles & cans piled up in our garbagepail?
Subject(s): United States


EGO CONFESSION       
First Line: I want to be known as the most brilliant man in america
Last Line: Even climbed mountains to create his mountain, with ice ax %crampons & ropes, over glaciers


ELEGY CHE GUEVARA    Poem Text    
First Line: European trib, boy's face photo'd eyes opened
Subject(s): United States; America


ELEGY CHE GUEVARA       
First Line: European trib, boy's face photo'd eyes opened
Last Line: Confronting the electric networks
Subject(s): United States


ELEGY FOR NEAL CASSADY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Ok neal / aethereal spirit
Subject(s): Cassady, Neal (1926-1968); United States; America


ELEGY FOR NEAL CASSADY       
First Line: Ok neal %aethereal spirit
Last Line: Sir spirit, an' I drift alone: %oh deep sigh
Subject(s): Cassady, Neal (1926-1968); United States


ELEPHANT IN THE MEDITATION HALL       
First Line: Yes all the spiritual groups scandal the shrine room
Last Line: Anyway, the national debt'll approach 4 trillion any day say the homeless %on tompkins square


EMPIRE AIR (FLYING TO ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY)       
First Line: Rising above the used car lots & colored dumps of long island


END       
First Line: I am I, old father fisheye that begat the ocean, the worm at my own ear
Last Line: Come poet shut up eat my word, and taste my mouth in your ear


EUROPE! EUROPE!        Recitation by Author


EUROPE, WHO KNOWS       
First Line: All over europe people are saying, 'who knows?'
Last Line: If we didn't eat poison we'd starve, brother, everyone knows


EVERYBODY SING       
First Line: Everybody's just a little %bit homo sexual
Last Line: And ease your tender misery


EVERYDAY       
First Line: The lama sat
Last Line: On the sunny %windowsill


EXCREMENT       
First Line: Everybody excretes different loads
Last Line: Polyhymnia the muse herself, lowered to this throne %what a relief!
Subject(s): Homosexuality


EYE ALTERING ALTERS ALL       
First Line: Many seek and never see
Last Line: This is a great mystery


FAKE SAINT        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Saints


FALLING ASLEEP IN AMERICA    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: We're in the great place, fable place, beulah, man wedded
Subject(s): United States; America


FALLING ASLEEP IN AMERICA       
First Line: We're in the great place, fable place, beulah, man wedded
Last Line: Only the eye flickering grass green returns me to nashville
Subject(s): United States


FEEDING THEM RASPBERRIES TO GROW        Recitation


FELLOW NAMED STEVEN       
Last Line: His child & wife


FIFTH INTERNATIONALE       
First Line: Arise ye prisoners of your mind-set
Last Line: Could save the human race


FIGHTING PHANTOMS FIGHTING PHANTOMS       
First Line: Fighting phantoms we have car wrecks on hollywood freeway


FIGHTING SOCIETY       
First Line: Noses %gargoyles %broken-jawed boxers
Last Line: Society take on the whole fighting society shooting match?


FINALLY        Recitation by Author


FIRST PARTY AT KEN KESEY'S WITH HELL'S ANGELS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Cool black night thru the redwoods
Subject(s): Motorcycles & Motorcycling


FIRST PARTY AT KEN KESEY'S WITH HELL'S ANGELS       
First Line: Cool black night thru the redwoods
Last Line: Gate, red lights revolving in the leaves
Subject(s): Motorcycles And Motorcycling


FIVE A.M.       
First Line: Elan that lifts me above the clouds
Last Line: Where does it come from, where does it go forever?


FLASH BACK    Poem Text    
First Line: In a car grey smoke over elmira
Subject(s): United States; America


FLASH BACK       
First Line: In a car grey smoke over elmira
Last Line: O women shut up, yelling for baby meat more
Subject(s): United States


FOOTNOTE TO HOWL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy!


FOOTNOTE TO HOWL       
First Line: Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy
Last Line: Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent kindness of the soul


FOURTH FLOOR, DAWN, UP ALL NIGHT WRITING LETTERS       
First Line: Pigeons shake their wings on the copper roof


FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH       
First Line: Blasts rip newspaper grey manahatta's mid day air spires
Last Line: Down thru cloud-floor to chicago, sunset fire obliterate in %black gas
Subject(s): United States


FUN HOUSE ANTIQUE STORE       
First Line: I'd been motoring through states &
Last Line: & delight -- & so we left to go, our party %on its way to the postmodern capital


FYODOR       
First Line: The death's head of realism
Last Line: I had as a child


G.S. READING POESY AT PRINCETON    Poem Text    
First Line: Gold beard combd down like chinese fire - gold hair braid
Subject(s): Princeton University; Snyder, Gary (b. 1930); United States; America


G.S. READING POESY AT PRINCETON       
First Line: Gold beard combd down like chinese fire - gold hair braid
Last Line: Gary's voice echoing hollow under electric lamps
Subject(s): Princeton University; Snyder, Gary (b. 1930); United States


GALILEE SHORE    Poem Text    
First Line: With the blue-dark dome old-starred at night, green boat-lights
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


GALILEE SHORE       
First Line: With the blue-dark dome old-starred at night, green boat-lights
Last Line: Just think how amazing! Someone getting up and walking on the water
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


GARDEN STATE       
First Line: It used to be, farms
Last Line: Go back sundays & sing old springtime music %on greystone state mental hospital lawn


GET IT?       
First Line: Get beat up on tv squirming on the ground for driving irregular
Last Line: Several billion dollars get sent to jail


GOD       
First Line: The 18 year old marine had made his peace with god
Last Line: God? God? Everybody's god? Don't be silly


GOING TO CHICAGO    Poem Text    
First Line: 22,000 feet over hazed square vegetable planet floor
Last Line: By man poet's eyes astounded in the fire haze, / carbon gas aghast
Subject(s): United States; Air Travel; America


GOING TO CHICAGO       
First Line: 22,000 feet over hazed square vegetable planet floor
Last Line: Scream in despair over meat and metal microphone
Subject(s): United States


GOING TO THE WORLD OF THE DEAD (WITH MUSIC)       


GONE GONE GONE       
First Line: Yes it's gone gone gone
Last Line: Gone gone away


GOOD LUCK       
First Line: I'm lucky to have all five fingers on the right hand
Last Line: Lucky I can think, and sky can snow


GOSPEL NOBLE TRUTHS       
First Line: Born in this world
Last Line: Die when you die


GRAFFITI 12TH CUBICLE MEN'S ROOM SYRACUSE AIRPORT    Poem Text    
First Line: I am married and would like to fuck someone else
Subject(s): United States; America


GRAFFITI 12TH CUBICLE MEN'S ROOM SYRACUSE AIRPORT       
First Line: I am married and would like to fuck someone else
Last Line: Way to really get your head together by first getting %it apart lsd forever
Subject(s): United States


GRANDMA EARTH'S SONG       
First Line: I started down capitol hill side along unfamiliar black central avenues
Last Line: Anything comes to mind's the right politics to ruin police state


GRANT PARK: AUGUST 28, 1968    Poem Text    
First Line: Green air, children sat under trees with the old
Subject(s): United States; America


GRANT PARK: AUGUST 28, 1968       
First Line: Green air, children sat under trees with the old
Last Line: Who wants to be president of the %garden of eden?
Subject(s): United States


GRAPHIC WINCES       
First Line: In highschool when you crack your front tooth bending down too fast
Last Line: Or you may wince, tingling twixt sphincter and scrotum a subtle electric %discharge


GREEN AUTOMOBILE       
First Line: If I had a green automobile
Last Line: I'll return to new york
Subject(s): Automobiles; Denver, Colorado


GREEN VALENTINE       
First Line: I went in the forest to look for a sign
Last Line: Regret, o regret, my green valentine


GUEST       
First Line: I've a pain in my back


GURU       
First Line: It is the moon that disappears
Last Line: It is the call of a bell


GURU BLUES       
First Line: I cant find anyone to show me what to do
Last Line: Yeah I cant find anyone, %only you guru


GURU OM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: October 4, 1970 / car wheels roar over freeway concrete
Last Line: I am leaving the world, I will close my eyes and rest my tongue & hand
Subject(s): United States; America


GURU OM       
First Line: October 4, 1970 %car wheels roar over freeway concrete
Last Line: Chest dark baby kingdom in the skull
Subject(s): United States


HALF ASLEEP       
First Line: Moved six months ago left it behind for peter
Last Line: Where I'd let go half year before


HAPPENING NOW? END OF EARTH? APOCALYPSE DAYS?       


HAPPY NEW YEAR ROBERT & JUNE       
Last Line: In any case let me know when


HARD LABOR       
First Line: After midnite, second avenue horseradish beef
Last Line: Restaurant after a hard day's work


HARDON BLUES       
First Line: Blues is like a hardon comes right in your mouth
Last Line: If I dont get it off right now, someday it'll all be gone


HAUNTING POE'S BALTIMORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Baltimore bones groan maliciously under sidewalk
Subject(s): Baltimore, Maryland; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)


HAUNTING POE'S BALTIMORE       
First Line: Baltimore bones groan maliciously under sidewalk
Last Line: I havde writ this ancient riddle in poe's house in baltimore
Subject(s): Baltimore, Maryland; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849)


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MOVIE?'        Recitation by Author
First Line: Old maple hairytrunks root asphalt grass marge, november
Subject(s): United States; America


HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MOVIE?'       
First Line: Old maple hairytrunks root asphalt grass marge, november
Last Line: Lights on cars front western lane grey twilight falls on %rolling robotland
Subject(s): United States


HAVE YOU SEEN THS MOVIE?        Recitation by Author


HEPATITIS BODY ITCH       
First Line: Hepatitis
Last Line: This corpse %cancer


HERE WE GO ROUND THE MULBERRY BUSH       
First Line: I got old & shit in my pants
Last Line: & shit in my pants again


HIWAY POESY L.A. TO WICHITA    Poem Text    
First Line: Up up and away! / we're off, thru america
Subject(s): Baltimore, Maryland; Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849); America


HIWAY POESY L.A. TO WICHITA       
First Line: Up up and away! %we're off, thru america
Last Line: Green signs, %welcome to wichita %population 280,000
Subject(s): United States


HOMAGE VAJRACARYA       
First Line: Now that samurai bow & sorrow, sumi brush, teacup


HOMELESS COMPLEYNT    Poem Text    
First Line: Pardon me buddy, I didn't mean to bug you
Last Line: Wiping your windshield with a dirty rag
Subject(s): Homeless; Insects; Veterans; Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975; Bugs


HOMELESS COMPLEYNT       
First Line: Pardon me buddy, I didn't mean to bug you
Last Line: Wiping your windshield with a dirty rag
Subject(s): Homeless; Insects


HOMEWORK       
First Line: If I were doing my laundry I'd wash my dirty iran


HOSPITAL WINDOW    Poem Text    
First Line: At gauzy dusk, thin haze like cigarette smoke
Subject(s): Hospitals; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


HOW COME HE GOT CANNED AT THE RIBBON FACTORY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There was this character come in
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


HOWL; FOR CARL SOLOMON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Imagination; Vision; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Fancy


HOWL; FOR CARL SOLOMON       
First Line: I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
Last Line: Across america in tears to the door of my cottage in the western night
Subject(s): Homosexuality; Imagination; Vision


HUM BOM!    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Whom bomb? / we bomb them!
Subject(s): Nuclear War; United States; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb; America


HUM BOM!       
First Line: Whom bomb? %we bomb them!
Last Line: Whom bomb? %you bomb you!
Subject(s): Nuclear War; United States


HYMMNN       
First Line: In the world which he has created according to his will blessed praised
Last Line: Be he! Blessed be he! Blessed be death on us all!


I AM A VICTIM OF TELEPHONE       
First Line: When I lie down to sleep dream the wishing well it rings


I AM NOT       
First Line: I'm not a lesbian screaming in the basement strapped to a leather spiderweb


I LOVE OLD WHITMAN SO       
First Line: Youthful, caressing, boisterous, tender
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


I LOVE OLD WHITMAN SO       
First Line: Youthful, caressing, boisterous, tender
Last Line: After green seasons civil war and years of snow %white hair
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


I WENT TO THE MOVIE OF LIFE       
First Line: In the mud, in the night, in mississippi delta roads
Last Line: The windows on e. 12th st. In my white painted room


I'M A PRISONER OF ALLEN GINSBERG       
First Line: Who is this slave master makes %me answer letters in his name


IGNU        Recitation by Author


IGNU       
First Line: On top of that if you know mei pronounce you an ignu


IMAGINARY UNIVERSES    Poem Text    
First Line: Under orders to shoot the spy, I discharged
Subject(s): United States; America


IMAGINARY UNIVERSES       
First Line: Under orders to shoot the spy, I discharged
Last Line: That was true, yes
Subject(s): United States


IMITATION OF K.S.       
First Line: The young kid, horror buff, monster commissar, ghoul connoisseur
Last Line: Even jaw, shining eyes, 'I love you too.'


IN A MOONLIT HERMIT'S CABIN       
First Line: Watching the white image, electric moon, white mist drift
Last Line: Setting up the flag!
Subject(s): United States


IN BACK OF THE REAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Railroad yard in san jose
Subject(s): Depression, Mental; Mentally Depressed; Mental Distress


IN BACK OF THE REAL       
First Line: Railroad yard in san jose
Last Line: This is the flower of the world
Subject(s): Depression, Mental


IN DEATH, CANNOT REACH WHAT IS MOST NEAR       
First Line: We know all about death that
Last Line: At it out of the grave


IN MY KITCHEN IN NEW YORK       
First Line: Bend knees, shift weight


IN SOCIETY       
First Line: I walked into the cocktail party
Last Line: Last, dominating the whole room


IN THE BAGGAGE ROOM AT GREYHOUND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: In the depths of the greyhound terminal
Subject(s): Bus Terminals


IN THE BAGGAGE ROOM AT GREYHOUND       
First Line: In the depths of the greyhound terminal
Last Line: Hurt my knee and scraped my hand and built my pectoral muscles nig as a vagina
Subject(s): Bus Terminals


IN THE BENJO       
First Line: Reading no nature in the toilet
Last Line: Better than hemorrhoids, a good volume %of poetry


INDEPENDENCE DAY       
First Line: Orange hawkeye stronger than thought winking above a
Last Line: Independence day! The cow's deep moo's an aum!
Subject(s): United States


INDUSTRIAL WAVES       
First Line: The new right's a creepy pre-fascist fad


IRON HORSE       
First Line: And ninety-nine soldiers piled on the train at amarillo
Last Line: Taxi-honk toward east river where %peter waits working


IRRITABLE VEGETABLE       
First Line: Don't send me letters. Don't send me poems


IS ABOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dylan is about the individual against the whole creation
Subject(s): Nagasaki, Japan


IS ABOUT       
First Line: Dylan is about the individual against the whole of creation
Last Line: Or are you a human being with 10 fingers & two eyes?


IT'S ALL SO BRIEF       
First Line: I've got to give up %books, checks, letters


τ?θνάκην δ€ ολίγω €πιδ??ης φαίνομ€ αλαία    Poem Text    
First Line: Red cheeked boyfriends tenderly kiss me sweet mouthed
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Love - Erotic; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


JACKING OFF       
First Line: Who showed up?
Last Line: Eager-bound to be true


JAWEH AND ALLAH BATTLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Jaweh with atom bomb
Subject(s): Jews; Mysticism - Judaism; Judaism


JIMMY BERMAN RAG       
First Line: Whozat jimmie berman
Last Line: We've abolished hell


JOHN       
First Line: No one liked my hair
Last Line: Do it in the form of poetry


JOURNALS NOV. 22, 1963       
First Line: The black & white glare in the inky air force night
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


JOURNALS NOV. 22, 1963       
First Line: The black & white glare in the inky air force night
Subject(s): Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (1917-1963)


JUMPING THE GUN ON THE SUN       
First Line: Sincerity %is the key to living in eternity


JUST SAY YES CALYPSO       
First Line: When schwarzkopf's father busted iran's mossadegh
Last Line: Just say yes or they'll call you a fag


KADDISH    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk
Subject(s): Desire; Mourning; Sex; Bereavement


KADDISH       
First Line: Strange now to think of you, gone without corsets & eyes, while I walk
Last Line: Last chance of mine and naomi - to god's perfect darkness - %death, stay thy phantoms!
Subject(s): Desire; Mourning; Sex


KANSAS CITY TO SAINT LOUIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Leaving k.C. Mo. Past independence past liberty
Subject(s): United States; America


KANSAS CITY TO SAINT LOUIS       
First Line: Leaving k.C. Mo. Past independence past liberty
Last Line: Highway spanning highway, %bridged from suburb to suburb
Subject(s): United States


KEROUAC       
First Line: I can't answer
Last Line: Vat's the qvestion?


KISS ASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Kissass is the part of peace
Subject(s): United States; America


KISS ASS       
First Line: Kissass is the part of peace
Last Line: Only pathway to peace, kissass
Subject(s): United States


KRAL MAJALES    Poem Text    
First Line: And the communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses
Subject(s): Air Travel; Communism


KRAL MAJALES       
First Line: And the communists have nothing to offer but fat cheeks and eyeglasses
Last Line: Thus I have written this poem on a jet seat in mid heaven
Subject(s): Air Travel; Communism


LAST NIGHT IN CALCUTTA       
First Line: Still night. The old clock ticks


LAUGHING GAS: PART !        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Dentists


LAY DOWN YR MOUNTAIN       
First Line: Lay down lay down yr mountain lay down god
Last Line: Lay down yr empty suffering lay down yr lion's roar


LION FOR REAL       
First Line: I came home and found a lion in my living room
Last Line: Your starved and ancient presence o lord I wait in my room at your mercy
Subject(s): Animals; Homosexuality; Lions


LITTLE FISH DEVOURS THE BIG FISH       
First Line: When the troops
Subject(s): Social Problems


LITTLE FISH DEVOURS THE BIG FISH (WITH MUSIC)       
First Line: When the troops %get their poop


LONDON DREAM DOORS       
First Line: On london's tavern's wooden table, been reading kit smart
Last Line: Last night with bengali marathi urdu poets, museum of modern art


LOVE COMES       
First Line: I lay down to rest


LOVE FORGIVEN       
First Line: Straight and slender
Last Line: Gives love to cold clay


LOVE POEM ON A THEME BY WHITMAN        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Love; Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


LOVE POEM ON THEME BY WHITMAN       
First Line: I'll go into the bedroom silently and lie down between the bride
Last Line: Nude ghosts seeking each other out in the silence


LOVE REPLIED       
First Line: Love came up to me
Last Line: All the love I can give


LUNCHTIME       
First Line: Birds chirp in the brick backyard radio
Last Line: Senior citizen ready for next week's angiogram


MAD GLEAM       
First Line: Go back to egypt and the greeks
Last Line: Follow the flower to the ground


MAGIC PSALM       
First Line: Because this world is on the wing and what cometh no man can know
Last Line: Universe make meat reply


MAKE NO IMAGE       
First Line: Mohammedans say
Last Line: Peter waits working


MALEST CORNIFICI TUO CATULLO    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm happy, kerouac, your madman's allen
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969); Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MALEST CORNIFICI TUO CATULLO       
First Line: I'm happy, kerouac, your madman's allen
Last Line: When they have eyes for me it's like heaven
Subject(s): Homosexuality; Kerouac, Jack (1922-1969)


MANHATTAN MAY DAY MIDNIGHT       
First Line: I walked out on the lamp shadowed concrete at midnight may day passing
Last Line: In the same night six thousand years old where cities rise & fall & turn to dream


MANHATTAN THIRTIES FLASH    Poem Text    
First Line: Long stone streets inanimate, repetitive machine crash cookie-cutting
Subject(s): New York City; United States; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; America


MANHATTAN THIRTIES FLASH       
First Line: Long stone streets inanimate, repetitive machine crash cookie-cutting
Last Line: Con edison skyscraper clock-head gleaming gold-lit at sun dusk
Subject(s): New York City; United States


MANY LOVES    Poem Text    
First Line: Neal cassady was my animal: he brought me to my knees
Subject(s): Cassady, Neal (1926-1968)


MANY LOVES       
First Line: Neal cassady was my animal: he brought me to my knees
Last Line: And I lie here naked in the dark, dreaming
Subject(s): Cassady, Neal (1926-1968)


MARIJUANA NOTATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: How sick I am
Subject(s): Substance Abuse; Addictive Behavior


MATURITY       
First Line: Young I drank beer & vomited green bile
Last Line: Now I vomit air


MAY DAYS 1988       
First Line: As I cross my kitchen floor the thought of death returns
Last Line: Top to arctic ocean bottom


MAYBE LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Maybe love will come
Last Line: To wet the silken dust
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MAYBE LOVE       
First Line: Maybe love will come
Last Line: Love's death, & body's end
Subject(s): Homosexuality


MEMORY COUSINS       
First Line: After long absence, I returned from the land of the dead


MEMORY GARDENS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Covered with yellow leaves / in morning rain
Subject(s): United States; America


MEMORY GARDENS       
First Line: Covered with yellow leaves %in morning rain
Last Line: Everything else, drunken %dumbshow
Subject(s): United States


MESCALINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rotting ginsberg, I stared in the mirror naked today
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Self; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


MESCALINE       
First Line: Rotting ginsberg, I stared in the mirror naked today
Last Line: No point writing when the spirit doth not lead
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Self; Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963)


MESSAGE       
First Line: Since we had changed


METAPHYSICS       
First Line: This is the one and only
Last Line: Are the ways of heaven


MILAREPA TASTE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Who am I? Saliva
Subject(s): United States; America


MILAREPA TASTE       
First Line: Who am I? Saliva
Last Line: Light as ashes
Subject(s): United States


MIND BREATHS       
First Line: Thus crosslegged on round pillow sat in teton space
Last Line: A calm breath, a silent breath, a slow breath breathes outward from the nostrils


MISTAKEN INTRODUCTIONS       
First Line: Or this marvelous hi lama followed
Last Line: We had a fire in the elevator


MORAL MAJORITY       
First Line: Something evil about you mr. Viguerie mr. Falwell robertson swaggert


MUGGING    Poem Text    
First Line: Tonite I walked out of my red apartment door on east tenth street's dusk
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals


MUGGING       
First Line: Tonite I walked out of my red apartment door on east tenth street's dusk
Subject(s): Crime And Criminals


MULTIPLE IDENTITY QUESTIONNAIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm a jew? A nice jewish boy?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Jews; Buddhism; Self; Identity; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


MULTIPLE IDENTITY QUESTIONNAIRE       
First Line: I'm a jew? A nice jewish boy?
Last Line: Mr. Sentient being! Absolutely empty neti neti identity, maya nobodaddy, %relative phantom nonentity
Subject(s): Homosexuality


MY ALBA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now that I've wasted
Subject(s): Discontent; Dissatisfaction


MY ALBA       
First Line: Now that I've wasted %five years in manhattan
Last Line: I am damned to hell what %alarmclock is ringing


MY SAD SELF    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Sometimes when my eyes are red
Subject(s): New York City; Self; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


MY SAD SELF       
First Line: Sometimes when my eyes are red
Last Line: In the mind to come %where all manhattan that I've seen must disappear
Subject(s): New York City; Self


MY TEAM IS RED HOT       
First Line: My dick is red hot
Last Line: Your cosmos diddly iddly squat


N.S.A. DOPE CALYPSO       
First Line: Now richard secord and oliver north
Last Line: In 2000 a.D. Read the new york times


NAGASAKI DAYS    Poem Text    
First Line: I walked outside & the bomb'd


NAGASAKI DAYS: EVERYBODY'S FANTASY       
First Line: I walked outside & the bomb'd
Last Line: Hundreds of miles on both sides %of the river


NAMES       
First Line: Time comes spirit weakens and goes blank apartments shuffled through
Last Line: Tenderness--to recognize you I the middle of time


NANAO       
First Line: Brain washed by numerous mountain streams
Last Line: Nanao's hands are steady, pen & ax sharp as stars


NAZI CAPISH       
First Line: Catholicism capish
Last Line: Fascisti capish


NEW DEMOCRACY WISH LIST       
First Line: Retro axions: %'progress' ended in xx century
Last Line: Off our backs by the next millennium. %january 17, 1993


NEW STANZAS FOR AMAZING GRACE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place
Subject(s): Social Classes; Caste


NEW STANZAS FOR AMAZING GRACE       
First Line: I dreamed I dwelled in a homeless place
Last Line: And passed with eyes of stone


NEW YORK BLUES       
First Line: I live in an apartment, sink leaks thru the walls
Last Line: Cops kill all the bedbugs speed freaks land on mars


NEWS STAYS NEWS       
First Line: Diana & roger napoleon's real estate empire
Last Line: Asked napoleon in bed, eyes closing for the last time on st.Helena


NEWT GINGRICH DECLARES WAR ON MCGOVERNIK COUNTERCULTURE       
First Line: Does that mean war on every boy with more than one earring on the
Last Line: Long hair, relativity, is einstein countercultural?


NIGHT GLEAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Over and over thru the dull material world the call is made
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


NIGHT GLEAM       
First Line: Over and over thru the dull material world the call is made
Last Line: Over & over thru the dull material world the call is made
Subject(s): Homosexuality


NO! NO! IT'S NOT THE END       
First Line: No! No! %not the end of
Last Line: Just gas & cremation


NORTHWEST PASSAGE       
First Line: Incense under horse heaven hills
Last Line: Next to everybody's bank
Subject(s): United States


NOT DEAD YET       
First Line: Huffing puffing upstairs downstairs telephone
Last Line: York times addict, be glad you're not trotsky


NOTHING PERSONAL        Recitation by Author


NOW AND FOREVER       
First Line: I'll settle for immortality
Last Line: Old women sigh %youth still come


NUMBERS IN U.S. FILE CABINET (DEATH WAITS TO BE EXECUTED)       
First Line: 100,000,000 buffalo 17th century on north american plains
Last Line: 1 non-god %1 down 2 to go


NY YOUTH CALL ANNUNCIATION       
First Line: Come all you jewish boy friends
Last Line: Come all ye puerto rican cats %exiled from tropic sun


OBJECTIVE SUBJECT       
First Line: It's true I write about myself
Last Line: Teachers skimmed books or visited a museum


ODE TO FAILURE       
First Line: Many prophets have failed, their voices silent


OLD LOVE STORY       
First Line: Some think the love of boys is wicked in the world, forlorn


OLD POND       
First Line: The old pond--a frog jumps in, kerplunk


ON BURROUGHS' WORK    Poem Text    
First Line: The method must be purest meat
Subject(s): Burroughs, William S. (1914-1997)


ON BURROUGHS' WORK       
First Line: The method must be purest meat
Last Line: Don't hide the madness
Subject(s): Burroughs, William S. (1914-1997)


ON CREMATION OF CHOGYAM TRUNGPA, VIDYADHARA       
First Line: I noticed the grass, I noticed the hills, I noticed the highways
Last Line: I noticed the sea, I noticed the music, I wanted to dance


ON HIS FATHER'S DEATH        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Death - Fathers


ON NEAL'S ASHES    Poem Text    
First Line: Delicate eyes that blinked blue rockies all ash
Subject(s): Cassady, Neal (1926-1968); United States; America


ON NEAL'S ASHES       
First Line: Delicate eyes that blinked blue rockies all ash
Last Line: All ashes, all ashes again
Subject(s): Cassady, Neal (1926-1968); United States


ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WORLD SEEKING BEAUTY AGAINST GOVT       
First Line: Is that the only way we can become like indians, like rhinoceri
Last Line: On the conduct of the world seeking beauty against government


ONE MORNING I TOOK A WALK IN CHINA       
First Line: Students danced with wooden silvered swords, twirling on hard packed muddy eart


OPEN WINDOW ON CHICAGO       
First Line: Midwinter night, %clark & halstead brushed with this week's snow
Last Line: In windy metropolis %waiting for a bomb
Subject(s): United States


OVER DENVER AGAIN       
First Line: Grey clouds blot sunglare, mountains float west, plane
Last Line: & insects hop back and forth between metallic cities
Subject(s): United States


OVER LARAMIE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Western air boat bouncing
Subject(s): United States; America


OVER LARAMIE       
First Line: Western air boat bouncing
Last Line: The red plateau %into the new world
Subject(s): United States


PAST SILVER DURANGO OVER MEXIC SIERRA WRINKLES    Poem Text    
First Line: Westward mother-mountains drift pacific, green sloped
Subject(s): United States; America


PAST SILVER DURANGO OVER MEXIC SIERRA WRINKLES       
First Line: Westward mother-mountains drift pacific, green sloped
Last Line: From sky in sunlight, rocking back & forth in polluted %fields of air
Subject(s): United States


PASTEL SENTENCES, SELS.       
First Line: Mice ate the big red heart in her breast, she was distracted in
Last Line: She flies down thousands of stone steps for years, aged climbs them %all back up


PATERSON    Poem Text    
First Line: What do I want in these rooms papered with visions of money
Subject(s): Paterson, New Jersey


PATERSON       
First Line: What do I want in these rooms papered with visions of money
Last Line: By the bayoux and forests and derricks leaving my flesh and my bones %hanging on the trees
Subject(s): Paterson, New Jersey


PATNA-BENARES EXPRESS       
First Line: Whatever it may be whoever it may be
Last Line: Too many bodies thronging these cities now


PEACE IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA       
First Line: General mother teresa
Last Line: Of the man in the room at the end of may?


PENTAGON EXORCISM    Poem Text    
First Line: Who represents my body in pentagon? Who spends
Subject(s): Military-industrial Complex; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia


PENTAGON EXORCISM       
First Line: Who represents my body in pentagon? Who spends
Last Line: Eraction to signal peking, isolate space-beings!
Subject(s): Military-industrial Complex; Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia


PERSONALS AD       
First Line: Poet professor in autumn years
Last Line: Can get excited & lay his head on your heart in peace


PERTUSSIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Always ether comes
Subject(s): United States; America


PERTUSSIN       
First Line: Always ether comes
Last Line: Aftertaste, midnight nostalgia
Subject(s): United States


PINSK AFTER DARK       
First Line: Reborn a rabbi in pinsk, reincarnated backward time
Last Line: Paid me no heed, not remembering their futures—verlaine & rimbaud.
Subject(s): Pinsk, Belarus; Reincarnation; Transmigration; Pretas


PLEASE MASTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Please master can I touch your cheek
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; United States; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; America


PLEASE MASTER       
First Line: Please master can I touch your cheek
Last Line: Over & over, bamming it in while I cry out your name I do love you %please master
Subject(s): Homosexuality; United States


PLUTONIAN ODE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: What new element before us unborn in nature?
Last Line: Space, so ah!
Subject(s): Antinuclear Movement; Nuclear War; Nuclear Freeze; Atomic Bomb; Hydrogen Bomb


POEM IN THE FORM OF A SNAKE THAT BITES ITS TAIL       
First Line: Oleta (snake) river!
Last Line: Locally the seminoles may %be the gurus


POEM ROCKET        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Science; Religion; Scientists; Theology


POPULAR TUNES       
First Line: What do I hear in my ear
Last Line: Lied des concentrationslagers


PORCH SCRIBBLES (1)       
First Line: Balmy, hotter outside than in the living room


PORCH SCRIBBLES (2)       
First Line: That tree stands higher than a house


PORCH SCRIBBLES (3)       
First Line: Did the ecologist chop his girl with an ax in philadelphia


POWER       
First Line: The n power, the feminine power
Last Line: Last week's swarthy crack pushers


PRAYER BLUES       
First Line: When you break your leg %there's nothing to stand on
Last Line: I submit to your name


PREFACE: IMPROVISATION IN BEIJING       
First Line: I write poetry because the english word inspiration comes from latin
Last Line: I write poetry because it's the best way to say everything in mind within %6 minutes or a lifetime


PROCLAMATION       
First Line: I am the king of the universe
Last Line: In any case you an believe every word %I say


PROLOGUE: VISITING FATHER & FRIENDS       
First Line: I climbed the hillside to the lady's house
Last Line: Far round the world away from louis' grave in jersey


PROPHECY       
First Line: O future bards %chant from skull to heart to ass
Last Line: Where rockets rise %to take me home
Subject(s): United States


PROPHECY       
First Line: As I'm no longer young in life


PSALM 3       
First Line: Now I'll record my secret vision


PSALM IV       
First Line: Now I'll record my secret vision, impossible sight of the face of god
Last Line: My son! My son! My father wept and held me in his dead arms


PSALM: 3    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: To god: to illuminate all men. Beginning with skid road
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


PSALM: 3       
First Line: To god: to illuminate all men. Beginning with skid road
Last Line: I feed on your name like a cockroach on a crumb - this cockroach is
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


PUBLIC POETRY       
First Line: The fact is, the russians are sissies


PUNK ROCK YOUR MY BIG CRYBABY       
First Line: I'll tel my deaf mother on you! Fall on the floor
Last Line: Punk president, eat up the fbi w/yr big mouth


PUT DOWN YOUR CIGARETTE RAG (DONT SMOKE)       
First Line: Dont smoke dont smoke dont smoke
Last Line: Dope dope dope dope don't smoke


RAIN-WET ASPHALT HEAT, GARBAGE CURBED CANS OVERFLOWING    Poem Text    
First Line: I hauled down lifeless mattresses to sidewalk refuse-piles
Subject(s): United States; America


RAIN-WET ASPHALT HEAT, GARBAGE CURBED CANS OVERFLOWING       
First Line: I hauled down lifeless mattresses to sidewalk refuse-piles
Last Line: And sudden farewell to the bedbug-ridden mattresses piled soggy in dark rain
Subject(s): United States


READING BAI JUYI       
First Line: I'm a traveler in a strange country


READING BAI JUYI: 8. TRANSFORMATION OF 'A NIGHT IN XINGYANG'       
First Line: I grew up in patterson new jersey and was %just a virginal kid when I left
Last Line: Noisy with mist then quietly along the brick factory sides %as they did before


RED CHEEKED BOYFRIENDS TENDERLY KISS ME SWEET MOUTHED       
Last Line: Tender dying waited for sun rise years ago in manhattan


REDS    Poem Text    
First Line: There isn't much to say to marxists in nicaragua witth .45s
Last Line: Peter orlovsky laughed.
Subject(s): Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


REEF MANTRA       
First Line: Blue starfish
Last Line: Coral tide


REFLECTIONS IN SLEEPY EYE       
First Line: 3,489 friendly people
Last Line: White eye, door mouth
Subject(s): United States


RESEARCH       
First Line: Research has shown that black people have inferiority complexes
Last Line: To conclude research has shown that the material universe does not %exist


RETURN OF KRAL MAJALES       
First Line: This silver anniversary much hair's gone from my head and I am
Last Line: All gone all gone all overgone now all gone sky-high old mind so ah


RETURNING NORTH OF VORTEX       
First Line: Red guards battling country workers
Last Line: Returning down black superhighways to denver
Subject(s): United States


RETURNING TO THE COUNTRY FOR A BRIEF VISIT       
First Line: Reading sung poems, I think of my poems to neal
Last Line: When all these millions of people die, will they recognize the great %father


REVERSE THE RAIN OF TERROR       
First Line: Reverse the rain of terror on street consciousness usa
Last Line: Rocky flats engineers tear their hair, plutonium waste'll outlast an %otherwordly god


RICHARD III       
First Line: Toenail-thickening ago on me
Last Line: Reading shakespeare


RISING OVER NIGHT-BLACKENED DETROIT STREETS    Poem Text    
First Line: Brilliant network-lights tentacle dim suburbs
Last Line: "sweating & weeping ignorant on your own plastic-pain
Subject(s): Detroit, Michiigan


RISING OVER NIGHT-BLACKENED DETROIT STREETS       
First Line: Brilliant network-lights tentacle dim suburbs
Last Line: Sweating & weeping ignorant on your own plastic-pain maya planet
Subject(s): United States


ROCK SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: I'm up in the lightning tower


ROCK SONG       
First Line: I'm up in the lightning tower
Last Line: Lightning consciousness in the crowd


RUHR-GEBIET       
First Line: Too much alimony
Last Line: To bury the devil


RUNE       
First Line: Where the years have gone, where the clouds have flown
Last Line: Shining thru railroad windows on new-revealed faces, our own inner forms


SAD DUST GLORIES       
First Line: Teacher %bring me to heaven
Last Line: It's the wind talking


SALUTATIONS TO FERNANDO PESSOA    Poem Text    
First Line: Every time I read pessoa I think
Subject(s): Pessoa, Fernando (1888-1935); Poetry & Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


SALUTATIONS TO FERNANDO PESSOA       
First Line: Every time I read pessoa I think
Last Line: Diarrhea mouth some people say -- pessoa schmessoa
Subject(s): Pessoa, Fernando (1888-1935); Poetry And Poets; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


SATHER GATE IMAGINATION       
First Line: Why do I deny manna to another?


SCATALOGICAL OBSERVATIONS       
First Line: Young romantic readers
Last Line: Inexhaustible shit machine


SENDING MESSAGE       
First Line: They are sending a message to the youth of america
Last Line: & networks send me messages shut the fuck up


SEPTEMBER ON JESSORE ROAD    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Millions of babies watching the skies
Subject(s): United States; America


SEPTEMBER ON JESSORE ROAD       
First Line: Millions of babies watching the skies
Last Line: Millions of children nowhere to go
Subject(s): United States


SEXUAL ABUSE       
First Line: A voice in the kitchen light
Last Line: Over sherry at intimate dinner


SHROUDED STRANGER       
First Line: Bare skin is my wrinkled sack


SICKNESS BLUES       
First Line: Lord lord I got the sickness blues, I must've done something wrong
Last Line: I got the sickness blues, you'll miss me when I'm gone


SIERRAS HERMITAGE        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Books & Reading; Aging


SIESTA IN XBALBA    Poem Text    
First Line: One could pass valuable months
Subject(s): Travel; Journeys; Trips


SIESTA IN XBALBA       
First Line: One could pass valuable months
Last Line: In watery dusk submersion
Subject(s): Travel


SKY WORDS       
First Line: Sunrise dazzles the eye
Last Line: Hell's televised, covered with words


SLACK KEY GUITAR       
First Line: Sweet oahu
Last Line: To the ocean %over kole kole


SMOKE ROLLING DOWN STREET       
First Line: Red scabies on the skin
Last Line: It's all over
Subject(s): United States


SOME LITTLE BOYS DONT       
First Line: Some little boys like it
Last Line: Some kiddies play scrabble


SOME WRITING FROM A JOURNAL (1959, NY)       
First Line: Went out looking for the %answer in the


SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: The weight of the world
Subject(s): Love


SONG       
First Line: The weight of the world %is love
Last Line: To my body %where I was born


SONG OF THE WASHING MACHINE       
First Line: Burned out burned out burned out
Last Line: Better not better not better not better not


SONORA DESERT-EDGE       
First Line: Brown stonepeaks rockstumps %cloudless sunlight
Last Line: Bird radios - hopi rain
Subject(s): United States


SPHINCTER    Poem Text    
First Line: I hope my good old asshole holds out
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Gays & Lesbians; Sickness; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men; Illness


SPHINCTER       
First Line: I hope my good old asshole holds out
Last Line: Hope the old hole stays young %till death, relax
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Homosexuality; Sickness


SPOT ANGER       
First Line: Allen when you get angry you got two choices
Last Line: Ovr manhattan weaving silver laughter %round skyscraper spires


SPRING FASHIONS       
First Line: Full moon over the shopping mall
Last Line: The naked mannequin observes her fingernails


STANZAS: WRITTEN AT NIGHT IN RADIO CITY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If money made the mind more sane,
Subject(s): Money; Sex


STARRY RHYMES       
First Line: Sun rises east
Last Line: Begin to drop


STAY AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE       
Last Line: Come down to earth merry xmas I wish you a happy new year


STRANGE NEW COTTAGE IN BERKELEY       
First Line: All afternoon cutting bramble blackberries off a tottering brown fence
Last Line: An angel thoughtful of my stomach, and my dry and lovelorn tongue


STUDENT LOVE       
First Line: The boy's fresh faced, 18, big smile


SUNDAY PRAYER       
First Line: An itch in the auditory canal scratches for years, use unguent


SUNFLOWER SUTRA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the
Subject(s): Imagination; Railroads; Sunflowers; Vision; Fancy; Railways; Trains


SUNFLOWER SUTRA       
First Line: I walked on the banks of the tincan banana dock and sat down under the
Last Line: Motive riverbank sunset frisco hilly tincan evening sitdown %vision
Subject(s): Imagination; Railroads; Sunflowers; Vision


SUPERMARKET IN CALIFORNIA       
First Line: What thoughts I have of you tonight, walt whitman, for I walked down
Last Line: Bank and stood watching the boat disappear on the black waters of lethe?
Subject(s): Humanity; Imagination; Markets; Poetry And Poets; Popular Culture - United States; Shopping; Vision; Whitman, Walt (1819-1891)


SUPPLICATION FOR THE REBIRGH OF THE VIDYADHARA CHOGYAM TRUNG       
First Line: Dear lord guru who pervades the space of my mind
Last Line: By the vajra poet allen ginsberg supplicating protection of his %vijra guru chogyam trungpa


SURPRISE MIND       
First Line: How lucky we are to have windows!


SWAN SONGS IN THE PRESENT       
Last Line: Like other old men


SWEET BOY, GIMME YR ASS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lemme kiss your face, lick your neck
Last Line: Softness this relaxed sweet sigh?
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


SWEET BOY, GIMME YR ASS       
First Line: Lemme kiss your face, lick your neck
Last Line: Softness this relaxed sweet sigh
Subject(s): Homosexuality


SWEET LEVINSKY       
First Line: Sweet levinsky in the night


SWIRLS OF BLACK DUST ON AVENUE D    Poem Text    
First Line: White haze over manhattan's towers
Subject(s): United States; America


SWIRLS OF BLACK DUST ON AVENUE D       
First Line: White haze over manhattan's towers
Last Line: The family car bumps over asphalt toward bright mexico
Subject(s): United States


TEARS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I'm crying all the time now
Subject(s): Crying


TEARS       
First Line: I'm crying all the time now
Last Line: God appearing to be seen and cried over. Overflowing heart of paterson


TELEVISION ADDRESS: 1972 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION       
First Line: My name: allen ginsberg, responding to this
Last Line: Humanized, remote control mass violence. %allen ginsberg speaking extemporaneously in %charlotte, nc


TELEVISION WAS A BABY CRAWLING TOWARD THAT DEATHCHAMBER       
First Line: Either we blow ourselves up now and die, like the old tribe of man, arguing
Last Line: Island blissy darkness scattered in many manmind


TERMS IN WHICH I THINK OF REALITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Reality is a question
Subject(s): Reality


THE ARCHETYPE POEM    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Joe blow has decided
Subject(s): Love - Erotic


THE BLUE ANGEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Marlene dietrich is singing a lament
Subject(s): Dietrich, Marlene; Motion Pictures; Movies; Cinema


THE BRICK LAYERS' LUNCH HOUR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Two bricklayers are setting the walls
Subject(s): Bricklayers


THE CHARNEL GROUND    Poem Text    
First Line: Http://media.Sas.Upenn.Edu/pennsound/authors/ginsberg/chicago-1959/ginsberg-allen_01_howl_big-table-
Subject(s): Aging; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE GREEN AUTOMOBILE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: If I had a green automobile
Subject(s): Automobiles; Denver, Colorado; Cars


THE LION FOR REAL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: I came home and found a lion in my living room
Subject(s): Animals; Gays & Lesbians; Lions; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THE LITTLE FISH DEVOURS THE BIG FISH    Poem Text    
First Line: When the troops
Subject(s): Social Problems


THESE KNOWING AGE       
Last Line: These knowing age often %keep quiet


THESE STATES, INTO L.A.    Poem Text    
First Line: Organs and war news / radio static from saigon
Subject(s): United States; America


THESE STATES, INTO L.A.       
First Line: Organs and war news %radio static from saigon
Last Line: Turquoise brilliance shining on sidestreets
Subject(s): United States


THEY'RE ALL PHANTOMS OF MY IMAGINING       
First Line: I needed a young musician take off his pants sit down on the bed and sing


THIEF STOLE THIS POEM       
First Line: These days steal everything
Last Line: Steal your sleep 6 am garbage trucks boomboxes sirens loud arguments hydrogen bombs %steal your univ


THINGS I DON'T KNOW       
First Line: Dawn, a mastiff howls on the porch across the street


THINGS I'LL NOT DO: NOSTALGIAS    Poem Text    
First Line: Never go to bulgaria, had a booklet & invitation
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THINGS I'LL NOT DO: NOSTALGIAS       
First Line: Never go to bulgaria, had a booklet & invitation
Last Line: Not myself except in an urn of ashes
Subject(s): Homosexuality


THINK TANK RHYMES       
First Line: Think tank
Last Line: Hershey drink %einstein


THIRTY STATE BUMMERS       
First Line: Take a pee pee take a bum
Last Line: But usa takes all the money


THIS FORM OF LIFE NEEDS SEX    Poem Text    
First Line: I will have to accept women
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Sex; Women; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


THIS FORM OF LIFE NEEDS SEX       
First Line: I will have to accept women
Last Line: And that's my situation, folks
Subject(s): Homosexuality; Sex; Women


THOSE TWO       
First Line: That tree said %I don't like that white car under me


THOUGHTS SITTING BREATHING       
First Line: Om - the pride of perfumed money, music food from china
Last Line: All space is fore-given to emptiness - %from earth to heart,free space


THOUGHTS SITTING BREATHING II       
First Line: When I sat in my bedroom for devotions, meditations & prayers


THROW OUT THE YELLOW JOURNALISTS OF BAD GRAMMAR'       
First Line: Who report ten commandments & golden rule forgetting


TO AN OLD POET IN PERU        Recitation by Author
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TO AUNT ROSE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Aunt rose - now - might I see you
Subject(s): Aunts


TO AUNT ROSE       
First Line: Aunt rose - now - might I see you
Last Line: The war in spain has ended long ago %aunt rose
Subject(s): Aunts


TO JACOB RABINOWITZ       
First Line: Dear jacob I received your translation, what kind
Last Line: Humble enough to print these translations by yourself


TO LINDSAY    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Vachel, the stars are out
Subject(s): Lindsay, Vachel (1879-1931); Suicide


TO LINDSAY       
First Line: Vachel, the stars are out
Last Line: Your shade falls over on the floor


TO POE: OVER THE PLANET, AIR ALBANY-BALTIMORE       
First Line: Albany throned in snow
Last Line: In the deathly gutter of 19th century
Subject(s): United States


TODAY       
First Line: O I am happy! O swami shivananda--a smile
Last Line: Today is slowly ending--I will step back into it and disappear


TRANSCRIPTION OF ORGAN MUSIC    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The flower in the glass peanut bottle formerly in the
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


TREMBLING OF THE VEIL       
First Line: Today out of the window
Last Line: At once when the wind %pushed them


TUESDAY MORN       
First Line: Waking with aching back at base of spine, walked stiffly to kitchen
Last Line: Phone robert frank? Yup, he's out, call early evening. I'm free


TWO SCENES    Poem Text    
First Line: Time mag's central american expert sd
Last Line: Inhale their steaming bowls of mushroom barley soup.
Subject(s): Haig, Alexander; Kiev, Ukraine


UNDER THE WORLD THERE'S A LOT OF ASS, A LOT OF CUNT    Poem Text    
First Line: A lot of mouths and cocks,


UNDER THE WORLD THERE'S A LOT OF ASS, A LOT OF CUNT       
First Line: A lot of mouths and cocks
Last Line: Dysentery; homeless millions, tortured hearts, empty souls


UPTOWN    Poem Text    
First Line: Yellow-lit budweiser signs over oaken bars
Subject(s): Hate


UPTOWN       
First Line: Yellow-lit budweiser signs over oaken bars
Last Line: And 'bless you sir' I added as he went to his fate in the rain, dapper irishman
Subject(s): Hate


VARIATIONS ON MA RAINEY'S SEE SEE RIDER       
First Line: I've been down at the bus stop
Last Line: Mama's long time gone


VELOCITY OF MONEY       
First Line: I'm delighted by the velocity of money as it whistles through windows
Last Line: So I can go back to sleep till the landlord wins his eviction suit in court


VIOLENCE       
First Line: Mexcity drugstore table, giant %sexfiend in black spats
Last Line: Hustle after midnight to cut my throat from its beard
Subject(s): United States


VIOLENT COLLABORATIONS       
First Line: Trespass against me
Last Line: Then hose me down w/your stud


VIRTUAL IMPUNITY BLUES       
First Line: With virtual impunity clinton got campaign funds from pink chinese
Last Line: With virtual impunity albanian lottery bosses bought & sold elections


VOMIT EXPRESS       
First Line: I'm going down to puerto rico
Last Line: I'm going down with my suitcase pain


VOW       
First Line: I will haunt these states
Last Line: Over puerto rican agony lawyers' screams in slums
Subject(s): United States; War


WALES VISITATION    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Wales; Fancy; Welshmen; Welshwomen


WALES VISITATION       
First Line: White fog lifting & falling on mountain-brow
Last Line: Upward in motion with wet wind
Subject(s): Imagination; Vision; Wales


WAR PROFIT LITANY    Poem Text    
First Line: These are the names of the companies that have made money from this war
Last Line: 1967 furthers this poem of these states
Subject(s): United States; America


WAR PROFIT LITANY       
First Line: These are the names of the companies that have made money from this war
Last Line: And the first form of this litany begun first day december 1967 furthers this poem of these states
Subject(s): United States


WARIBASHI       
First Line: Walk into your local japanese resturant teriyaki boy
Last Line: New sprig of parsley, lift the chopsticks to your mouth enjoy sashimi


WE RISE ON SUN BEAMS AND FALL IN THE NIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Dawn's orb orange-raw shining over palisades


WE RISE ON SUN BEAMS AND FALL IN THE NIGHT       
First Line: Dawn's orb orange-raw shining over palisades
Last Line: With pen in hand awake


WESTERN BALLAD       
First Line: When I died, love, when I died


WHAT THE SEA THROWS UP AT VLISSENGEN       
First Line: Plastic & cellophane, milk cartons & yogurt containers blue & orange
Last Line: A rusty iron pipe, me and my peepee


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU LOST IT?'       
First Line: Said rinpoche chogyam trungpa tulku in the marble glittering apartment lobby
Last Line: Mouth for singing, no song for the hearer, no more words for any mind


WHAT YOU UP TO?       
First Line: Oh just hanging around picking my nose
Last Line: No I don't want to stop I like it dirty %like this


WHEN THE LIGHT APPEARS       
First Line: You'll bare your bones you'll grow you'll pray you'll only know
Last Line: When the light appears, boy, when the light appears


WHITE SHROUD       
First Line: I am summoned from my bed


WHITMANIC POEM       
First Line: We children, we
Last Line: Dominated by lust


WHO BE KIND TO    Poem Text    
First Line: Be kind to your self, it is only one


WHO BE KIND TO       
First Line: Be kind to your self, it is only one and perishable
Last Line: Since the days of the snake


WHO EATS WHO?       
First Line: A crow sits on the prayerflagpole
Last Line: Enemy's powers & energy become mine!


WHO RUNS AMERICA?    Poem Text    
First Line: Oil brown smog over denver
Subject(s): United States; America


WHY I MEDITATE       
First Line: I sit because the dadaists screamed on mirror street
Last Line: I sit for world revolution


WHY IS GOD LOVE, JACK?    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Because I lay my
Subject(s): Love


WHY IS GOD LOVE, JACK?       
First Line: Because I lay my
Last Line: I confess my ashamed desire
Subject(s): Love


WICHITA VORTEX SUTRA    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Turn right next corner
Subject(s): Wichita, Kansas


WICHITA VORTEX SUTRA       
First Line: Turn right next corner
Last Line: Still pining for love of your tender white bodies o children of wichita!
Subject(s): Wichita, Kansas


WICHITA VORTEX SUTRA I        Recitation by Author


WICHITA VORTEX SUTRA II        Recitation by Author


WICHITA VORTEZ SUTRA IV        Recitation by Author


WILD ORPHAN    Poem Text    
First Line: Bladly mother/takes him strolling
Subject(s): Children; Parents; Childhood; Parenthood


WINGS LIFTED OVER THE BLACK PIT    Poem Text    
First Line: City flats, coal yards and brown rivers
Last Line: "watercourses running with oil
Subject(s): United States; America


WINGS LIFTED OVER THE BLACK PIT       
First Line: City flats, coal yards and brown rivers
Last Line: Watercourses running with oil %fish fellows dead
Subject(s): United States


WORLD BANK BLUES       
First Line: I work for the world bank yes I do
Last Line: When debt bore fruit on the world money tree


WORLD KARMA       
First Line: China be china, b.C. Clay armies underground the first han emperor's improvemen


WRITTEN IN MY DREAM BY W. C. WILLIAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: As is/you're hearing
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


WRITTEN IN MY DREAM BY W. C. WILLIAMS       
First Line: As is %you're bearing
Last Line: Will end %wiser


XMAS GIFT       
First Line: I met einstein in a dream
Last Line: Considering the atom bomb I didn't mention


YIDDISHE KOPF       
First Line: I'm jewish because love my family matzoh ball soup
Last Line: How can they stand it, going out in the world with only $10 and a hydrogen bomb?


YOU DON'T KNOW IT       
First Line: In russia the tyrant cockroach mustache ate 20 million souls
Last Line: To fall asleep & snore don't I know it


YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?'    Poem Text    
First Line: I was shy and tender as a 10 year old kid, you know what I'm saying?
Last Line: She was nice to me a scared gay kid at eastside high , you know what I'm saying? / allen ginsberg
Subject(s): Gays & Lesbians; Homoeroticism; Lesbians; Gay Women; Gay Men


YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING?'       
First Line: I was shy and tender as a 10 year old kid, you know what I'm saying?
Last Line: She was nice to me a scared gay kid at eastside high, you know what I'm saying?
Subject(s): Homosexuality