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I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked. Allen Ginsberg

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My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed. Allen Ginsberg

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Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. Allen Ginsberg

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It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now. Allen Ginsberg

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America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel. Allen Ginsberg

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Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa! Allen Ginsberg

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Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, jiggling your knees blankly in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain. Allen Ginsberg

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No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm. Allen Ginsberg

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michaelj72 added ...America when will you be angelic? When will you take off your clothes? When will you look at yourself through the grave? When will you be worthy of your million Trotskyites? America why are your libraries full of tears? America when will you send your eggs to India? I'm sick of your insane demands. When can I go into the supermarket and buy what I need with my good looks?.....

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michaelj72 added We're all golden sunflowers inside.

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michaelj72 added Poets are damned...but see with the eyes of angels.

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michaelj72 added 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 the night.... - Howl, part I

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michaelj72 added Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.

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Fortunately art is a community effort --a small but select community living in a spiritualized world endeavoring to interpret the wars and the solitudes of the flesh. Allen Ginsberg

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michaelj72 added Our heads are round so thought can change direction.

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michaelj72 added Poetry is the one place where people can speak their original human mind. It is the outlet for people to say in public what is known in private.

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michaelj72 added Asia is rising against me. I haven't got a chinaman's chance. I'd better consider my national resources. My national resources consist of two joints of marijuana millions of genitals an unpublishable private literature that goes 1400 miles and hour and twentyfivethousand mental institutions. I say nothing about my prisons nor the millions of underpriviliged who live in my flowerpots under the light of five hundred suns.... - America

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michaelj72 added What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination? Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks! Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men! Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments!.... - Howl, part II

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I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks... or lay down on a couch, and think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries. Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don't bother about sentences, in sections of two, three or four lines each. Allen Ginsberg