Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: In Back Of The Real
Volume: Howl and Other Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1954
Poem of the Day:
Jun 21 2003
Comment 4 of 4, added on May 16th, 2013 at 10:59 AM.
This poem is very heart moving. It struck me how much little things can matter. I think that little things are very important. One little thing is eating and drinking in class. I will never do it again.
Comment 3 of 4, added on November 4th, 2008 at 5:28 PM.
I think the poem is saying that although the flower is ugly, it has to potential of being something beautiful. Although the world in not a beautiful place sometimes, it's still our world, and that's something beautiful in itself.
Kelley from United States
Comment 2 of 4, added on June 15th, 2006 at 1:13 AM.
This poem is a very powerfull poem. Ginsberg is saying that the world is brain washed to think that this is a great yellow rose. When he explaned this rose as a very ugly thin. Much like the world is looked at as very beautifull, when if you take a look around it is very ugly. He is saying that something needs to be changed.
M. Van Gorden from United States
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