Thursday, March 5, 2009

TVD's Libertine Circle | Allen Ginsberg

First Party At Ken Kesey's With Hell's Angels
Cool black night thru redwoods
cars parked outside in shade
behind the gate, stars dim above
the ravine, a fire burning by the side
porch and a few tired souls hunched over
in black leather jackets. In the huge
wooden house, a yellow chandelier
at 3 A.M. the blast of loudspeakers
hi-fi Rolling Stones Ray Charles Beatles
Jumping Joe Jackson and twenty youths
dancing to the vibration thru the floor,
a little weed in the bathroom, girls in scarlet
tights, one muscular smooth skinned man
sweating dancing for hours, beer cans
bent littering the yard, a hanged man
sculpture dangling from a high creek branch,
children sleeping softly in their bedroom bunks.
And 4 police cars parked outside the painted
gate, red lights revolving in the leaves.

-Allen Ginsberg
December, 1965

Allen Ginsberg - I'm a Victim of Telephones (Mp3)
Allen Ginsberg - Jimmy Berman (Mp3)
Allen Ginsberg - Punk Rock & Old Pond (Mp3)
Allen Ginsberg - On the Beat Generation (Mp3)
Allen Ginsberg - Howl (Mp3)

1 comment:

swissadam said...

Thanks for all the Beat Generation stuff. Great stuff.