Allen Ginsberg

(3 June 1926 – 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey)

Feb. 29, 1958


Last nite I dreamed of T.S. Eliot
welcoming me to the land of dream
Sofas couches fog in England
Tea in his digs Chelsea rainbows
curtains on his windows, fog seeping in
the chimney but a nice warm house
and an incredibly sweet hooknosed
Eliot he loved me, put me up,
gave me a couch to sleep on,
conversed kindly, took me serious
asked my opinion on Mayakovsky
I read him Corso Creeley Kerouac
advised Burroughs Olson Huncke
the bearded lady in the Zoo, the
intelligent puma in Mexico City
6 chorus boys from Zanzibar
who chanted in wornout polygot
Swahili, and the rippling rythyms
of Ma Rainey and Vachel Lindsay.
On the Isle of the Queen
we had a long evening's conversation
Then he tucked me in my long
red underwear under a silken
blanket by the fire on the sofa
gave me English Hottie
and went off sadly to his bed,
Saying ah Ginsberg I am glad
to have met a fine young man like you.
At last, I woke ashamed of myself.
Is he that good and kind? Am I that great?
What's my motive dreaming his
manna? What English Department
would that impress? What failure
to be perfect prophet's made up here?
I dream of my kindness to T.S. Eliot
wanting to be a historical poet
and share in his finance of Imagery-
overambitious dream of eccentric boy.
God forbid my evil dreams come true.
Last nite I dreamed of Allen Ginsberg.
T.S. Eliot would've been ashamed of me.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Form:


Do you like this poem?
1 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: fog, dream, evil, city, house, red, sleep, fire, god, rainbow

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Feb. 29, 1958 by Allen Ginsberg )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Lament (O how all things are far removed), Rainer Maria Rilke

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Your hands lie open in the long fresh grass, --
The finger-points look through like rosy blooms:
Your eyes smile peace. The pasture gleams and glooms
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. The Girl and her Dragon, Kevin Maroney
  2. What is Life, Andrea Cortesi
  3. UFC 183: Watch Anderson Silva vs Nick Di.., Renz Barns
  4. The Dark Side, Sandra Feldman
  5. Chasing Constellations, Russell Nero
  6. Aroma, Muhammad Farhan Ahmed
  7. Illusion, Noah Body
  8. Leprae, Brave Hearts
  9. In the Green are Emotions, Rohit Sapra
  10. Heart Beat Outpaced xx xxx xx Impro.., Lee Mack
[Hata Bildir]