The weight of the world is love. Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.
Affection is the most important thing. And the quality of affection - with your friends, your lovers, your family. But particularly for your own generation.
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine,jiggling your knees blankly in the rain.When it snows in your noseyou catch cold in your brain.
America I'm putting my queer shoulder to the wheel.
When you notice something clearly and see it vividly, it then becomes sacred.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness.
What if somebody gave a war andNobody came?Life would ring the bells of Ecstasy andForever be Itself again.
It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.
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