Plutonian Ode and Other Poems

Plutonian Ode and Other Poems Plutonian Ode Title poem combines scientific info on year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half life of Plutonium waste accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground milliona

  • Title: Plutonian Ode and Other Poems
  • Author: Allen Ginsberg
  • ISBN: 9780872861251
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Paperback
  • Plutonian Ode Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000 year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the gnostic box of Aeons, and Adamantine Truth of ordinary mind inspiration, unhexing nuclear ministry of fear Following poems chronologiesPlutonian Ode Title poem combines scientific info on 24,000 year cycle of the Great Year compared with equal half life of Plutonium waste, accounting Homeric formula for appeasing underground millionaire Pluto Lord of Death, jack in the gnostic box of Aeons, and Adamantine Truth of ordinary mind inspiration, unhexing nuclear ministry of fear Following poems chronologies Wyoming grass blues, a punk rock sonnet, personal grave musing, Manhattan landscape hypertension, lovelorn heart thumps, mantric rhymes, Neruda s tearful Lincoln ode retranslated to U.S vernacular oratory, Nagasaki Bomb anniversary haikus, Zen Bluegrass raunch, free verse demystification of sacred fame, Reznikoffian filial epiphanies, hot pants Skeltonic doggerel, a Kerouackian New Year s eve ditty, professional homework, New Jersey quatrains, scarecrow haiku, improvised dice roll for high school kids, English rock and roll sophistications, an old love glimpse, little German movies, old queen conclusions, a tender renaissance song, ode to hero flop, Peace protest prophecies, Lower East Side snapshots, national flashed in the Buddhafields, Sapphic stanzas in quantitative idiom, look out at the bedroom window, feverish birdbrain verses from Eastern Europe for chanting with electric bands, Beethovinean ear strophes drowned in rain, a glance at Cloud Castle, poems 1977 1980 end with International new wave hit lyric Capitol Air Plutonian Ode has the best of intentions I t is perhaps the most complete package of political action from poem to protest Marc Olmstead, Sensitive Skin MagazineFamous Beat poet Allen Ginsberg was born June 3, 1926, the son of Naomi Ginsberg, Russian migr , and Louis Ginsberg, lyric poet and school teacher, in Paterson, N.J To these facts Ginsberg adds High school in Paterson till 17, Columbia College, merchant marine, Texas and Denver copyboy, Times Square, amigos in jail, dishwashing, book reviews, Mexico City, market research, Satori in Harlem, Yucatan and Chiapas 1954, West Coast 3 years Later Arctic Sea trip, Tangier, Venice, Amsterdam, Paris, read at Oxford Harvard Columbia Chicago, quit, wrote Kaddish 1959, made tape to leave behind fade in Orient awhile His other famous poetry collections including The Fall of America, Howl, Mind Breaths, Plutonian Ode, and Reality Sandwiches are also published by City Lights Publishers.

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    1. Not my favorite poems; but still a glimpse into the concerns of Ginsberg latter in life - a circle drawing to closure.

    2. Bob Dylan said in a 2007 interview with Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone, "[T]he 1950s and 1960s interest people now. A part of the reason, if not the whole reason, is the atom bomb. The atom bomb fueled the entire world that came after it. It showed that indiscriminate killing and indiscriminate homicide on a mass level was possible. . . . I'm sure that fueled all aspects of society. I know if gave rise to the music we were playing. If you look at all these early performers, they were atom-bomb-fue [...]

    3. Before reading Plutonian Ode and Other Poems, I assumed "Plutonian" referred to Pluto, that Ginsberg would be commenting on the Space Race, as in "Poem Rocket"[]Moon politicians earth weeping and warring in eternity tho not one star disturbed by screaming madmen from Hollywood oil tycoons from Romania making secret deals with flabby green Plutonians[] - Poem Rocket (Collected Poems 1947-1997, pg. 171)On the contrary, "Plutonian" refers to Plutonium. Nuclear power and the disposal of radioactive [...]

    4. Plutonian Ode is one of Ginsberg’s more forgettable collections, but only in comparison to the stand-out work that he produced throughout the fifties – there are still some fantastic poems here, political pieces designed to make his readers think about the world around them.These poems are no less relevant than they were when they were written, between the years of 1977 and 1980. If you’ve read and enjoyed some of Ginsberg’s other work then I highly recommend you buy not only this but th [...]

    5. In één dag uitgelezen, met veel moeite. Die moeite zat hem in het ontdekken van de geniale metaforen van Ginsberg. Veel verwijzingen naar de Griekse en Romeinse cultuur maakt Ginsberg tot een schrijver die tussen Plato en Aristoteles in zou kunnen staan. Zulke verwijzingen zie je niet vaak meer.Eén nadeel: Soms liggen de metaforen er íets te dik bovenop. Te veel van het goede. Desalniettemin geweldig.

    6. A meditation on the politics, nuclear threat, tensions between US & Russia, American geopolitics, identifies precursors to the emergence of terrorism threats that we face today. A cynical, critical, as well as a clearly expressed observation of the world from a dissidents point of view.

    7. Another language, perhaps more penetrating than whatever it is we use today. Ginsberg runs rampant in this work and I couldn’t be happier about it. For at least a little while these poems carved new pathways in my brain.

    8. favourite peoms include "don't grow old", "to the punks of dawlish", "homework", birdbrain!", "eroica" and "capitol air".

    9. "Don't grow old" es un poema precioso y escribo esto mayormente para acordarme en un futuro de que está en este libro

    10. I zipped through this in a day and dug most of it. After the title poem, the rest are chronologically arranged, and Ginsberg's later works are the better ones. In earlier poems, some of the phrasing and plodding rhyming seem off, and some sad sack "I'm-in-my-fifties-and-can't-get-off" poems aren't worth re-reading. My faves were "Punk Rock Your My Big Crybaby", "Grim Skeleton", "Love Returned", "To the Punks of Dawlish", "Love Forgiven", "Homework", "Ode to Failure", "Birdbrain!", and "Eroica". [...]

    11. Pretty good collection of Ginsberg from the early 1970s. The Plutonian Ode is classic Ginsberg, and several other poems are very interesting/funny/clever/important. I didn't care as much for the kind of cornier ones he did (pretty much all of the ones with rhymes) which just didn't seem to be up to his usual cleverness level. Maybe that was on purpose; surely Ginsy knew they weren't particularly astounding rhymes (most are Top 40 song-simple). But that's just me. Overall, it's worth a read if yo [...]

    12. LOVE HIM to death!!!! Beautiful writing; is able to really detail the gravity of nuclear warfare with a touch of the frivolity and quirkiness of the beatniks.

    13. Resumo el mensaje del libro en estos dos versos de Ginsberg:Arriba Arriba ciudadanos del mundo usad vuestros pulmonesContestad a los tiranos lo único que temen es vuestras lenguas

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