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Analysis and comments on 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center by Allen Ginsberg

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.
BegOnAfDdZtKLiu

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.

jimson
Comment 3 of 6, added on March 29th, 2009 at 5:01 PM.

I was wondering if anyone else finds a connection between Ginsberg poems
like this one and Gary Snyder poetry. I have noticed that many of the
scenes they paint are similar ones of people out on a trail in nature,
enjoying that, among other things. I know that Ginsberg and Snyder were
good friends and hiked in the mountains a great deal together so it seems
resonable that their poetry would somehow be connected. Any thoughts on
this anyone?

Danny from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on November 9th, 2006 at 10:42 PM.

I didn't count it. Is it really 136 syllables. If it were me it wouldn't
be and people who had counted would say, hey, it's not the right number.
If it really is 136 syllables I wonder what that says about him, that he
actually counted them and gave his poem that title. I liked it. Again, I
like his vocabulary. I like warble and Pleaides right there together.
wow. good images. I could almost see it all as it must have actually
happened, which I suppose is the art of a great poet.

Shelley Fruiterer from United States
Comment 1 of 6, added on February 28th, 2006 at 5:57 PM.

Strange poem once you get to read it, mainly because it's making emphasis
on multiple things, and also evokes different day times in a single
reaction. Nevertheless, great poem by Ginsberg.

Can Tank from Mexico

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Information about 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center

Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center
Volume: White Shroud
Year: 1983
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2012


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