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Allen Ginsberg - Footnote To Howl

Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! 
     Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! Holy! 
The world is holy! The soul is holy! The skin is holy! 
     The nose is holy! The tongue and cock and hand 
     and asshole holy! 
Everything is holy! everybody's holy! everywhere is 
     holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman's an 
     angel! 
The bum's as holy as the seraphim! the madman is 
     holy as you my soul are holy! 
The typewriter is holy the poem is holy the voice is 
     holy the hearers are holy the ecstasy is holy! 
Holy Peter holy Allen holy Solomon holy Lucien holy 
     Kerouac holy Huncke holy Burroughs holy Cas- 
     sady holy the unknown buggered and suffering 
     beggars holy the hideous human angels! 
Holy my mother in the insane asylum! Holy the cocks 
     of the grandfathers of Kansas! 
Holy the groaning saxophone! Holy the bop 
     apocalypse! Holy the jazzbands marijuana 
     hipsters peace & junk & drums! 
Holy the solitudes of skyscrapers and pavements! Holy 
     the cafeterias filled with the millions! Holy the 
     mysterious rivers of tears under the streets! 
Holy the lone juggernaut! Holy the vast lamb of the 
     middle class! Holy the crazy shepherds of rebell- 
     ion! Who digs Los Angeles IS Los Angeles! 
Holy New York Holy San Francisco Holy Peoria & 
     Seattle Holy Paris Holy Tangiers Holy Moscow 
     Holy Istanbul! 
Holy time in eternity holy eternity in time holy the 
     clocks in space holy the fourth dimension holy 
     the fifth International holy the Angel in Moloch! 
Holy the sea holy the desert holy the railroad holy the 
     locomotive holy the visions holy the hallucina- 
     tions holy the miracles holy the eyeball holy the 
     abyss! 
Holy forgiveness! mercy! charity! faith! Holy! Ours! 
     bodies! suffering! magnanimity! 
Holy the supernatural extra brilliant intelligent 
     kindness of the soul! 

                                   Berkeley 1955

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Footnote To Howl - Comments and Information

Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: Footnote To Howl
Volume: Howl and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1956
Poem of the Day: Jan 14 2005

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