Monday, 23 April 2012

Allen Ginsberg (3/6/26 - 5/4/97) - Cosmpolitan Greetings/ Fifth Internationale

Cosmopolitan Greetings

                  To Struga Festival Golden Wreath Laureates
                                & International Bards 1986

 Stand up against governments, against God.

Stay irresponsible.

Say what we know & imagine.

Absolutes are coercian.

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.

Advise only yourself.

Don't drink yourself to death.

Two molecules clanking 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 vast outside skull.

Mind is outer space.

"Each on his bed spoke to himself alone, making no sound."

"First thought, best thought."

Mind is shapely, Art is shapely.

Maximum infomation, minimum number of syllables.

Syntax condensed, sound is solid.

Intense fragments of spoken idiom, best.

Consonants around vovels, appreciate consonants.

Subject is known by what she sees.

Others can measure their vision by what we see.

Candor ends paranoia.

                                                                                            Kral Majales
                                                                                          June 25, 1986
                                                                                   Boulder Colorado

Fifth Internationale

                 To Billy MacKeever      

Arise ye prisoners of your mind-set
Arise neurotics of the Earth
For Insight thunders Liberation
A sacred world's in birth

No more attachment's chains shall bind us
Mind's Aggression no more rules
The Earth shall rise on new foundations
We have been jerks we shall be Fools

'Tis the Path of Accumulation
Let each sit on his place
The International Crazy Wisdom School
Could save the Human Race

Reprinted from
Cosmopolitan Greetings
1992.

In this collection, Ginsberg proved his vitality, his mind  still full of humanity and hopefulness and play..... his unobstructured breath still dancing with Spiritus.....15 years gone.....
I'm still listening, still learning . His subversiveness still echoing with reason.




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