What a Poet Does. ~ Allen Ginsberg.

Via Waylon Lewis
on May 26, 2012
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Poetry is not

an expression of the party line.

It’s that time of night,

lying in bed,

thinking what you really think,

making the private world public,

that’s what the poet does.

~ Allen Ginsberg


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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “What a Poet Does. ~ Allen Ginsberg.”

  1. Love it. Such a fearless writer. I have a piece about San Francisco and the Beats in the works… My favorite city, my favorite era. Thanks!

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