Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
May 23rd, 2018 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 327,555 comments.
Allen Ginsberg - 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center

Tail turned to red sunset on a juniper crown a lone magpie cawks.

Mad at Oryoki in the shrine-room -- Thistles blossomed late afternoon.

Put on my shirt and took it off in the sun walking the path to lunch.

A dandelion seed floats above the marsh grass with the mosquitos.

At 4 A.M. the two middleaged men sleeping together holding hands.

In the half-light of dawn a few birds warble under the Pleiades.

Sky reddens behind fir trees, larks twitter, sparrows cheep cheep cheep
       cheep cheep.
                                        July 1983

Caught shoplifting ran out the department store at sunrise and woke up.

                                        August 1983

Share |

Added: Feb 20 2003 | Viewed: 180 times | Comments and analysis of 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center by Allen Ginsberg Comments (6)

136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center - Comments and Information

Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center
Volume: White Shroud
Year: Published/Written in 1983
Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2012

Comment 6 of 6, added on May 29th, 2012 at 12:19 AM.
136 Syllables

These are one-line haiku, successful or not.

R. Gray from United States
Comment 5 of 6, added on March 15th, 2012 at 12:49 AM.

Hi Kim,I just planted my rtbawrersies and found some friends in my garden:Garden worms chompingdigesting it’s surroundingsmy blissful garden. Happy Haiku Friday.

Alejandro from Qatar
Comment 4 of 6, added on December 23rd, 2009 at 7:07 PM.
to danny

they are both heavily influenced by buddhism and eastern literature and like you said... they were really close friends. this does go way back to early modern american poetry. WC Williams, who was also influenced by Eastern Lit. was Ginsberg mentor who introduced him to Snyder(or something like that). Look it up.


Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center, has received 6 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Ginsberg Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links