Daydreams For Ginsberg - Poem by Jack Kerouac

 

I lie on my back at midnight
hearing the marvelous strange chime
of the clocks, and know it's mid-
night and in that instant the whole
world swims into sight for me
in the form of beautiful swarm-
ing m u t t a worlds-
everything is happening, shining
Buhudda-lands, bhuti

blazing in faith, I know I'm
forever right & all's I got to
do (as I hear the ordinary
extant voices of ladies talking
in some kitchen at midnight
oil cloth cups of cocoa
cardore to mump the
rinnegain in his
darlin drain-) i will write
it, all the talk of the world
everywhere in this morning, leav-
ing open parentheses sections
for my own accompanying inner
thoughts-with roars of me
all brain-all world
roaring-vibrating -I put
it down, swiftly, 1,000 words
(of pages) compressed into one second
of time -I'll be long
robed & long gold haired in
the famous Greek afternoon
of some Greek City
Fame Immortal & they'll
have to find me where they find
the t h n u p f t of my
shroud bags flying
flag yagging Lucien
Midnight back in their
mouths -Gore Vidal'll
be amazed, annoyed -
my words'll be writ in gold
& preserved in libraries like
Finnegans Wake & Visions of Neal

 

 

Lucien Carr (March 1, 1925 – January 28, 2005) was a key member of the original New York City circle of the
Beat Generation in the 1940s; later he worked for many years as an editor for United Press International.

Gore Vidal (1925 - 2012) American writer Gore Vidal is known for many popular screenplays, plays and novels,
as well as other literary works. He wrote and published more than 200 essays and 24 novels throughout his career,
which included a venture into politics, a stint as a popular talk-show guest and even running for political office.

Finnegans Wake is a novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is significant for its experimental style and reputation
as one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language.

Neal Leon Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s
and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s. He was prominently featured as himself in the original
"scroll" (first draft) version of Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road. He also served as the model for the character
Dean Moriarty in the 1957 version of the novel. Visions of Neal (Readings on the Beat Generation by Jack Kerouac)