Treasure Island

Allen Ginsberg

(3 June 1926 – 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey)

A Desolation


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 hart
and wear the bear) .

And maybe make an image
of my wandering, a little
image—shrine by the
roadside to signify
to traveler that I live
here in the wilderness
awake and at home.

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Edited: Saturday, May 25, 2013

Do you like this poem?
3 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Desolation by Allen Ginsberg )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Towards the end of the plain, Emmanuel George Cefai
  2. The years will pass, Emmanuel George Cefai
  3. The sacrifice is sacrifice, Emmanuel George Cefai
  4. The sacrifice of Beauty, Emmanuel George Cefai
  5. To night The waters drunk, Emmanuel George Cefai
  6. A fountain of the Waters, Emmanuel George Cefai
  7. Big Cat Nap - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  8. What's the half truth of half world, Aftab Alam
  9. A Polar Star to Show Your Way, Jayatissa Liyanage
  10. Walking Is a Way of Life, Frank Avon

Poem of the Day

poet Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. 1914 V: The Soldier, Rupert Brooke
  4. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  8. Learn to Live, Roopa Menon
  9. Not Waving but Drowning, Stevie Smith
  10. Alone, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]