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Allen Ginsberg - Cosmopolitan Greetings

To Struga Festival Golden Wreath Laureates
        & International Bards 1986

Stand up against governments, against God.

Stay irresponsible.

Say only what we know & imagine.

Absolutes are coercion.

Change is absolute.

Ordinary mind includes eternal perceptions.

Observe what's vivid.

Notice what you notice.

Catch yourself thinking.

Vividness is self-selecting.

If we don't show anyone, we're free to write anything.

Remember the future.

Advise only yourself.

Don't drink yourself to death.

Two molecules clanking against each other requires an observer to become 
        scientific data.

The measuring instrument determines the appearance of the phenomenal
        world after Einstein.

The universe is subjective.

Walt Whitman celebrated Person.

We Are an observer, measuring instrument, eye, subject, Person.

Universe is person.

Inside skull vast as outside skull.

Mind is outer space.

"Each on his bed spoke to himself alone, making no sound."

First thought, best thought.

Mind is shapely, Art is shapely.

Maximum information, minimum number of syllables.

Syntax condensed, sound is solid.

Intense fragments of spoken idiom, best.

Consonants around vowels make sense.

Savor vowels, appreciate consonants.

Subject is known by what she sees.

Others can measure their vision by what we see.

Candor ends paranoia.

                
                                        Kral Majales
                                        June 25, 1986
                                        Boulder, Colorado

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Cosmopolitan Greetings - Comments and Information

Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: Cosmopolitan Greetings
Volume: Cosmopolitan Greetings
Year: Published/Written in 1986

Comment 2 of 2, added on November 9th, 2006 at 6:56 PM.

I like it not only as a poem but it also seems like good advice.

Shelley Fruiterer from United States
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 19th, 2005 at 7:36 PM.

Can someone help me find the important symbols and identify individual vs. society in "Cosmopolitan Greetings"

ashley v. from United States

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