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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Allen Ginsberg Wrote a Poem for Bernie Sanders in 1986

Allen Ginsberg wrote a poem for Bernie Sanders in 1986.

It goes like this: 

Socialist snow on the streets

Socialist talk in the Maverick bookstore

Socialist kids sucking socialist lollipops

Socialist poetry in socialist mouths

—aren't the birds frozen socialists?

Aren't the snowclouds blocking the airfield

Social Democratic Appeasement?

Isn't the socialist sky owned by

the socialist sun?

Earth itself socialist, forests, rivers,


furry mountains, socialist salt

in oceans?

Isn't this poem socialist? It doesn't

belong to me anymore.

More: Mother Jones

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