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(no subject) [Dec. 27th, 2010|07:54 pm]
Allen Ginsberg
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night.............

Anyone want to continue?
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Cosmopolitan Greetings [Apr. 16th, 2007|03:54 am]
Allen Ginsberg

To Struga Festival Golden Wreath Laureates
& International Bards 1986

Stand up against governments, against God.

Stay irresponsible.

Say only what we know & imagine.

Absolutes are coercion.

Change is absolute.

Ordinary mind includes eternal perceptions.

Observe what's vivid.

Notice what you notice.

Catch yourself thinking.

Vividness is self-selecting.

If we don't show anyone, we're free to write anything.

Remember the future.

Advise only yourself.

Don't drink yourself to death.

Two molecules clanking against each other requires an observer to become
scientific data.

The measuring instrument determines the appearance of the phenomenal
world after Einstein.

The universe is subjective.

Walt Whitman celebrated Person.

We Are an observer, measuring instrument, eye, subject, Person.

Universe is person.

Inside skull vast as outside skull.

Mind is outer space.

"Each on his bed spoke to himself alone, making no sound."

First thought, best thought.

Mind is shapely, Art is shapely.

Maximum information, minimum number of syllables.

Syntax condensed, sound is solid.

Intense fragments of spoken idiom, best.

Consonants around vowels make sense.

Savor vowels, appreciate consonants.

Subject is known by what she sees.

Others can measure their vision by what we see.

Candor ends paranoia.

June 25, 1986
Boulder, Colorado
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youtube videos galore [Mar. 14th, 2007|11:59 pm]
Allen Ginsberg
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

ah! sunflower monologue
silent footage of ginsberg & company in NYC
hare krishna!
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posting again. [Feb. 13th, 2007|07:28 pm]
Allen Ginsberg
[music |The Libertines - "Boys in the Band"]

Well, this community is still fairly devoid of life, so I'm going to take the opportunity to obnoxiously post again, this time with icons of Allen Ginsberg.

If you take any, let me know in a comment, and credit unrulygarden or beautybrigadier when you use them.

Teasers: Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.Collapse )
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hello aginsberg(!) [Feb. 11th, 2007|06:09 pm]
Allen Ginsberg
No one has posted yet? Well. Pshaw. To remedy this, a poem of Allen's I just discovered and promptly fell in love with:

It is the moon that disappears
It is the stars that hide not I
It's the City that vanishes, I stay
with my forgotten shoes,
my invisible stocking
It is the call of a bell

Primrose Hill, May 1965
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