The poet Allen Ginsberg went to India, when he was already a well-known figure of the Beat Generation. Flower children, the representatives of the hippie culture movement, sought to find themselves in the unexplored countries of the East. In the lands, where life was different from the bustling cities of the second half of the … Continue reading Allen Ginsberg’s Indian Journals →
Now mind is clear as a cloudless sky. Time then to make a home in wilderness. What have I done but wander with my eyes in the trees? So I will build: wife, family, and seek for neighbors. Or I perish of lonesomeness or want of food or lightning or the bear (must tame the … Continue reading ‘A Desolation’ by Allen Ginsberg →
In the foreground we see time and life swept in a race toward the left hand side of the picture where shore meets shore. But that meeting place isn’t represented; it doesn’t occur on the canvas. For the other side of the bay is Heaven and Eternity, with a bleak white haze over its mountains. … Continue reading ‘Cezanne’s Ports’ by Allen Ginsberg →
According to Allen Ginsberg, his Beat-poem “Howl” was written in jazz style. The text abounds in description of feelings experienced by social outcasts – the group to which many of the author’s friends belonged.