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Monday, August 1, 2011

poetry monday: Daydreams for Ginsberg

For today, a favorite poem by one of my favorite poets.


Daydreams for Ginsberg

I lie on my back at midnight
hearing the marvelous strange chime
of the clocks, and know it's mid-
night and in that instant the whole
world swims into sight for me
in the form of beautiful swarm-
ing m u t t a worlds-
everything is happening, shining
Buddha-lands,
bhuti

blazing in faith, I know I'm
forever right & all's got to
do (as I hear the ordinary
extant voices of ladies talking
in some kitchen at midnight
oilcloth cups of cocoa
cardore to mump the
rinnegain in his
darlin drain-) I will write
it, all the talk of the world
everywhere in this morning, leav-
ing open parentheses sections
for my own accompanying inner
thoughts - with roars of me
all brain - all world
roaring - vibrating - I put
it down, swiftly, 1,000 words
(of pages) compressed into one second
of time - I'll be long
robed & long gold haired in
the famous Greek afternoon
of some Greek City
Fame Immortal & they'll
have to find me where they find
the t h n u p f t of my
shroud bags flying
flag yagging Lucien
Midnight back in their
mouths - Gore Vidal'll
be amazed, annoyed -
my words'll be writ in gold
& preserved in libraries like
Finnegans Wake & Visions of Neal


I leave tomorrow for Guatemala (again!). I won't be back until the eleventh of August, but until then...

Yours, in words and espresso.
-michael

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