Allen Ginsberg & Lawrence Ferlinghetti
De Young Museum, San Francisco, 1966
photo by Tom McIntyre
(1919 - )
		Sometimes during eternity
		some guys show up
		and one of them
		who shows up real late
		is a kind of carpenter
		from square-type place 
		like Galilee
		and he starts wailing
		and claiming he is hip
		to who made heaven
		and earth
		and that the cat
		who really laid it on us
		is his Dad
		And moreover
		he adds
		It's all writ down
		on some scroll-type parchments
		which some henchmen
		leave lying around the Dead Sea somewheres
		a long time ago
		and which you won't even find
		for a coupla thousand years or so
		or at least for
		nineteen hundred and fortyseven
		of them
		to be exact
		and even then
		nobody really believes them
		or me 
		for that matter
		You're hot
		they tell him
		And they cool him
		They stretch him on the Tree to cool
		And everybody after that 
		is always making models
		of his Tree
		with Him hung up
		and always crooning His name
		and calling Him to come down
		and sit in 
		on their combo
		as if he is the king cat
		who's got to blow
		or they can't quite make it
		Only he don't come down
		from His Tree
		Him just hang there
		on His Tree
		looking real Petered out
		and real cool
		and also
		according to a roundup
		of late world news
		from the usual unreliable sources
		real dead

				S O M E T I M E S 
				during . eternity

A Ferlinghetti of the Web

San Francisco Collector of Customs deserves a word of thanks for seizing Allen Ginsberg's Howl and Other Poems thereby rendering it famous. Perhaps we could have a medal made. It would have taken years for critics to accomplish what the good collector did in a day, merely by calling the book obscene.

			San Francisco Chronicle

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	Poets Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti 
	bring the Beat Generation to the airwaves.  

	A few years later the FCC questions Pacifica Radio's 
	broadcast of some of their works as 

	 	  and in bad taste."