Cosmopolitan Greetings Poem by Allen Ginsberg

Cosmopolitan Greetings

Rating: 3.2


Stand up against governments, against God.
Stay irresponsible.
Say only what we know & imagine.
Absolutes are Coercion.
Change is absolute.
Ordinary mind includes eternal perceptions.
Observe what’s vivid.
Notice what you notice.
Catch yourself thinking.
Vividness is self-selecting.
If we don’t show anyone, we’re free to write anything.
Remember the future.
Freedom costs little in the U.S.
Asvise only myself.
Don’t drink yourself to death.
Two molecules clanking us against each other require an observer to become
scientific data.
The measuring instrument determines the appearance of the phenomenal
world (after Einstein).
The universe is subjective..
Walt Whitman celebrated Person.
We are observer, measuring instrument, eye, subject, Person.
Universe is Person.
Inside skull is vast as outside skull.
What’s in between thoughts?
Mind is outer space.
What do we say to ourselves in bed at night, making no sound?
“First thought, best thought.”
Mind is shapely, Art is shapely.
Maximum information, minimum number of syllables.
Syntax condensed, sound is solid.
Intense fragments of spoken idiom, best.
Move with rhythm, roll with vowels.
Consonants around vowels make sense.
Savour vowels, appreciate consonants.
Subject is known by what she sees.
Others can measure their vision by what we see.
Candour ends paranoia.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
* Sunprincess * 14 March 2014

Consonants around vowels make sense. Savour vowels, appreciate consonants.

3 0 Reply
Mahtab Bangalee 31 January 2019

there are many things, really like it, fav. one- Say only what we know & imagine ...Change is absolute ... The universe is subjective.. Walt Whitman celebrated Person. We are observer, measuring instrument, eye, subject, Person. Universe is Person.//// greatly expressed and celebrated the I through the entire universe, change let it come as groom greet it on the path of welfare farewell the old hatched egg! let the change greet and be great.......////

0 0 Reply
Tom Allport 31 January 2019

A poem of thoughts that might be right or on the other hand might be wrong? Allen did not care for it was his song!

0 0 Reply
Khairul Ahsan 31 January 2019

'Move with rhythm, roll with vowels. Consonants around vowels make sense. Savour vowels, appreciate consonants' - loved these lines!

0 0 Reply
Edward Kofi Louis 31 January 2019

Roll with vowels and, Remember the Future! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

0 0 Reply
Dr Antony Theodore 31 January 2019

Change is absolute. Ordinary mind includes eternal perceptions. Observe what’s vivid. consciousness.. inspiration.. rebel. a fine poem. tony

0 0 Reply

Consonants around vowels make sense. Savour vowels, appreciate consonants. Nice poem

0 0 Reply
Pranab K Chakraborty 31 January 2019

It's not any manifesto, it's the flash of consciousness. Written but no promises to keep its valid action. A flash of conscious. Such writings give us inspiration to speak as you feel, at least the moment you feel as a rebel. Good put by PH. Thanks.

0 0 Reply
READ THIS POEM IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Close
Error Success