When I was a freshman in college, Allen Ginsberg came to campus and did a poetry reading. From the front and center I could see and hear him clearly. I was unaware of his poems and his freedom of expression challenge. Remembering where I sat in the auditorium, how he looked and moved his voice. Now all I can recall is his verse line about masturbating with an empty toilet paper roll.


Wrapped in sexuality

to say or not say

is it privilege and a choice


dVerse writing prompt on sexuality – one of the choice poems to prompt was Allen Ginsberg. Google his freedom of expression case on you tube


3 thoughts on “Choices

  1. Allen was such a provocative personality. The “howling” gay beat poet. Yes, sexuality is truly a privilege and a personal choice… :-). I wrote a long form poem about the beat writers, about bohemia bring consumed by the tie-dye generstion. The beats meet the hippies. I included Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, Kesey, Cassidy and others. That was a pivotal period in modern literature. And you got to see Allen, and his unruly beard in person – very cool girl… 😉

    …rob from Image & Verse
    Hedone’s Daughter


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