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Allen Ginsberg - An Eastern Ballad

I speak of love that comes to mind:
The moon is faithful, although blind;
She moves in thought she cannot speak.
Perfect care has made her bleak.

I never dreamed the sea so deep,
The earth so dark; so long my sleep,
I have become another child.
I wake to see the world go wild.

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Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: An Eastern Ballad
Volume: Collected Poems 1947-1980
Poem of the Day: Jul 9 2005

Comment 12 of 12, added on June 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM.
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Vedlinejada from Philippines
Comment 11 of 12, added on January 26th, 2010 at 10:28 AM.

it's so deep... hmmm

Fenrik from Italy
Comment 10 of 12, added on June 3rd, 2009 at 12:21 PM.

"I never dreamed the sea so deep,
The Earth so dark; so long my sleep,
I have become another child.
I wake to see the world go wild."

I believe this to be the most moving part of the poem. It shows how wonder in life is lost with age, and how he has reverted to having a child-like reverence for all things, as a young child would. Awesome, just awesome.

Lee from United States

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