Friday, May 20, 2011

Thinking about Allen

Allen Ginsberg would have been 85 years old on June 3rd. I'm thinking of him, and remembering these words from HOWL:

"I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted
with poetry, he has seen the presence of the Creator.
And the Creator gave me a shot of his presence to gratify my
wish, so as not to cheat me of my yearning for him."

(Allen Ginsberg, Berkeley, 1955)