Allen Ginsberg
Newark, New Jersey
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Five A.M.

Rating: 3.3
Elan that lifts me above the clouds
into pure space, timeless, yea eternal
Breath transmuted into words
Transmuted back to breath
in one hundred two hundred years
nearly Immortal, Sappho's 26 centuries
of cadenced breathing - beyond time, clocks, empires, bodies, cars,
chariots, rocket ships skyscrapers, Nation empires
brass walls, polished marble, Inca Artwork
of the mind - but where's it come from?
Inspiration? The muses drawing breath for you? God?
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Michael Walker 07 December 2019
Extraordinary thoughts for 5am. What a soaring imagination!
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Christine Brew 12 March 2019
Nah, don't believe it, you'll get entangled in Heaven or *snaps incoherently *
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Savita Tyagi 21 November 2015
Reading this poem I thought of my own Five. A.M. Poem. A serene time of morning our thoughts can be reflective of many life's unanswered questions or we could be at peace sensing the peace and harmony of that moment.
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Douglas Scotney 14 November 2014
you have got the word in there Alan: 'space'.
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Lenny Gazbowski 14 November 2014
Great expansive imagery!
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* Sunprincess * 31 January 2014 five a.m. some very entertaining and wonderfully strange with vividly imaginative and sometimes disturbing thoughts can come into anyone's mind....but even more thought provoking is just where do thoughts come from....does anyone does the mind create these thoughts faster than the speed of light...
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Chris Mendros 30 October 2007
A catalog of images stretching far beyond conventional limits. Excellent!
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J P Klegg 22 July 2005
The Wild Man speaketh.
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