Allen Ginsberg
Newark, New Jersey
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An Eastern Ballad

Rating: 3.1
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.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 April 2021
The greatness about Allen Ginsberg is that he was well known of his Openess of Expression. Congratulations being chosen as the MOdern POem Of The Day. I like his openess and honesty! My congrats go to the family of the great poet
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Suryendu Chaudhury 28 October 2020
The poem is unique in it's appeal of cadence, syntax and diction.
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Michael Walker 27 July 2019
A straightforward enough ballad about his time teaching in Japan. Regular rhyming couplets which is unusual for him.
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Lee Johnson 02 June 2019
Its about how he feels when in love.
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Sean neill 17 December 2017
What does this poem mean
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