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Analysis and comments on An Eastern Ballad by Allen Ginsberg

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Comment 12 of 12, added on June 13th, 2013 at 7:44 PM.
Wonderful Site You Have Here!

I used to read a great deal of books but now I surf the internet looking
for really good blogs like this one to read. this was a good read thanks!

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
Comment 9 of 12, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 3:40 PM.

yeah... those people talking as if he was alive and going to respond need
to think a bit more before posting. It's not just some dude that'll send
you some poems, Ginsberg was famous, and is now dead. Idiots.

Nate
Comment 8 of 12, added on February 20th, 2006 at 1:01 PM.

The poem is great!! yeah, I'll have to read it more to get meanings. I
wanted to use this for a project too, if that's OK. Is this actually
qualified as a ballad? It's really short, but has even more to say than
alot of other longer ballads that I've read.

THANKS FOR THE WRITING!!!

Annie from United States
Comment 7 of 12, added on September 27th, 2005 at 8:22 PM.

I Must admitt that I'm not a fan of poetry but this poem just blew me away
I love the flow and the rhymes he used.
I have to use this as a poem in a poetry project and it just sounds
beautiful.

Fluffykins from United States
Comment 6 of 12, added on August 25th, 2005 at 8:00 PM.

The subject of the moon is one I can very much relate to, as can anyone
with the sense, or NEED for transformation. The personification of the
moon, I feel, is a very natural thing. Ginsberg pinpoints the emotion of
the moon and it's very essence-"She moves in thought she cannot
speak.(Ginsberg)" But then, as I see it, the disconnection with humanity
is stated in the fourth line: "Perfect care has made her bleak.(Ginsberg)"
To project emotion, to have color and personality is to have experienced
life in all it's hardship and extreme weather.
This is a poem of great awakening.
Great transformation, and great light. It speaks multitudes.

What does the moon speak to you?

Christopher from United States
Comment 5 of 12, added on May 22nd, 2005 at 2:51 PM.

Allen Ginsberg died why are you talking to him like hes going to read this?

Bob from United States
Comment 4 of 12, added on May 10th, 2005 at 7:44 PM.

hey man great poem. i'll ahve to re-read it again to get the full meanings.
but none the less great poem. i'm going to use it for a homework assignment
in englsih like them other people. -grins- so i hope it's all right with
you. i'll givey ou credit for it.

Krys from United States
Comment 3 of 12, added on March 30th, 2005 at 7:49 PM.

that is the best thing i have ever read!!!!! i mean honestly.......WOW....i
am 12 years old and doing a poetry project and wanted to know if i could
use this poem!?!?!?!? WOW

matthew elledge from United States

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Poet: Allen Ginsberg
Poem: An Eastern Ballad
Volume: Collected Poems 1947-1980
Added: May 7 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 9 2005


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