Allen Ginsberg

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

An Eastern Ballad - Poem by Allen Ginsberg

I speak of love that comes to mind:
The moon is faithful, although blind;
She moves in thought she cannot speak.
Perfect care has made her bleak.

I never dreamed the sea so deep,
The earth so dark; so long my sleep,
I have become another child.
I wake to see the world go wild.


Comments about An Eastern Ballad by Allen Ginsberg

  • Michael Walker (7/27/2019 7:39:00 PM)

    A straightforward enough ballad about his time
    teaching in Japan. Regular rhyming couplets which is unusual for him.
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  • (6/2/2019 10:39:00 AM)

    Its about how he feels when in love. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/17/2017 5:07:00 PM)

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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