Allen Ginsberg

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

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  • ''America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.''
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. "America," Howl and Other Poems (1956). Last line.
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  • ''America, I've given you all and now I'm nothing.''
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. America (l. 1). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
  • ''What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman,''
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. A Supermarket in California (l. 1). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.
  • ''Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions! the whole boatload of
    sensitive bullshit!''
    Allen Ginsberg (b. 1926), U.S. poet. Howl (l. 91). . . Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980 (1984) Harper and Row.

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A Supermarket In California

What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the
streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.

In my hungry fatigue, and shopping for images, I went into the neon fruit
supermarket, dreaming of your enumerations!
What peaches and what penumbras! Whole families shopping at night! Aisles
full of husbands! Wives in the avocados, babies in the tomatoes! --- and you,
Garcia Lorca, what were you doing down by the watermelons?
I saw you, Walt Whitman, childless, lonely old grubber, poking among the
meats in the ...

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Hum Bom!

Whom bomb?
We bomb'd them!
Whom bomb?
We bomb'd them!
Whom bomb?
We bomb'd them!
Whom bomb?
We bomb'd them!

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