Lex Newman


To Allen Ginsberg


I have been listening to you, Allen Ginsberg
I can still hear you whistling a radio tune
I can follow you through history thoughts of yours
flow into mine
I follow you past WWI
and through the Battle of Versailles without a second glance
Past Hitler Mao Nietzsche Reagan Gogol
past Whitman Kerouac and Carson
I watch as you nod to Ghandi
And converse with Pope Paul VI and Nelson Mandala
We drift past Central Park quickly changing seasons
past Chicago streets and cute little back country California homes
I watch the death of many a thing beside you
i watch you connect you think you
Writing Howl, writing America, writing Death & Fame
I watch yourself deteriorate in body
but flourish in mind
and as you flourish i flourish
And we grow together and I follow you
and then you vanish
into the grape vines at the back of the fence

Submitted: Friday, November 30, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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Comments about this poem (To Allen Ginsberg by Lex Newman )

  • Rookie - 261 Points Chris G. Vaillancourt (10/14/2009 10:06:00 PM)

    Good write.......nicely expressed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kaye Cee (7/28/2008 4:31:00 PM)

    I loved your poem to Allen Ginsberg. Maybe in your line 'I watch you connect you think you/writing...' you could use commas for clarity, as you did in 'Writing Howl, writing America, writing Death and Fame.' Just an opinion. Good job. (Report) Reply

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