Haiku (Never Published) Poem by Allen Ginsberg

Haiku (Never Published)

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Drinking my tea
Without sugar-
No difference.

The sparrow shits
upside down
--ah! my brain & eggs

Mayan head in a
Pacific driftwood bole
--Someday I'll live in N.Y.

Looking over my shoulder
my behind was covered
with cherry blossoms.

Winter Haiku
I didn't know the names
of the flowers--now
my garden is gone.

I slapped the mosquito
and missed.
What made me do that?

Reading haiku
I am unhappy,
longing for the Nameless.

A frog floating
in the drugstore jar:
summer rain on grey pavements.
(after Shiki)

On the porch
in my shorts;
auto lights in the rain.

Another year
has past-the world
is no different.

The first thing I looked for
in my old garden was
The Cherry Tree.

My old desk:
the first thing I looked for
in my house.

My early journal:
the first thing I found
in my old desk.

My mother's ghost:
the first thing I found
in the living room.

I quit shaving
but the eyes that glanced at me
remained in the mirror.

The madman
emerges from the movies:
the street at lunchtime.

Cities of boys
are in their graves,
and in this town...

Lying on my side
in the void:
the breath in my nose.

On the fifteenth floor
the dog chews a bone-
Screech of taxicabs.

A hardon in New York,
a boy
in San Fransisco.

The moon over the roof,
worms in the garden.
I rent this house.

[Haiku composed in the backyard cottage at 1624
Milvia Street, Berkeley 1955, while reading R.H.
Blyth's 4 volumes, "Haiku."]

Nasra Al Adawi 22 March 2005

Winter Haiku I didn't know the names of the flowers-now my garden is gone. this part I liked the most

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Chris Bowen 22 June 2008

ive been wanting to read some ginsberg haiku.i found it interesting that he didnt follow the 5-7-5 syllable count so typical today.i wonder if he never heard of it or just didnt care?

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Nice series of haiku...great humor... wonder why they weren't published...I have liked Allen Ginsberg's poetry...

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Nade December 07 March 2017

The moon over the roof I liked that line the most.

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M Asim Nehal 30 December 2015

Nice work with Haikus...I liked it.

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* Sunprincess * 29 April 2014

......I love tea without sugar....awesome haiku

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Colleen Courtney 29 April 2014

Ginsberg writes such wonderful haiku's!

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Captain Herbert Poetry 27 April 2014

Very interesting haiku. Poet which has full of patience in syllabication.

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