4 Jan 2010

Howl

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
starving hysterical nakedAngelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection
to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,
who poverty and hollow-eyed and high
sat up smoking in the supernatural darkness of cold-water flats,
floating across the tops of cities contemplating jazz
who were expelled from the academies for crazy & publishing
obscene odes on the windows of the skullLost battalion of platonic conversationalists
who ate fire in paint hotels
and purgatoried their torsos night after night with dreams,
with drugs, with waking nightmares, alcohol and endless balls
who burned cigarette holes in their arms
protesting the narcotic tobacco haze of Capitalism who walked all night with their shoes full of blood
waiting for a door in the East River to open to
a room full of steamheat and opium,
under the blue floodlight of the moon

... and their heads shall be crowned with laurel in oblivion.


Photos: Louis Garrel by Hedi Slimane
Poem: Extract from 'Howl' by Allen Ginsberg

9 comments:

My Life Is A Mess said...

I like the melancholic way he writes...
Love your blog!

my wonderland said...

Wow that was so deep
I always try to write that kind of stuff but I always give up after the second line...

~ shee said...

hola ^.^
me encanta la canción que tienes de the national (L), ojala que hallas tenido un buen comienzo de año,y que lindas las fotos :DD

saludos

Kiri and Carla said...

aiiish, tus entradas son taan bonitas, llenas de sensibilidad y cargadas de sentimiento que es un placer leerlas y despertar un poco los sentidos que tenemos apolillados muchas veces. Gracias por la anterior :_) just like honey...

chocandcinnamon said...

Que bonitas las fotos :)
Yo estoy que no puedo ya.. suerte con tus examenes a ti tambien guapa.
un besoo

Penny Lane said...

mil gracias por tus comentarios!!! =)!! me pone tan contenta encontrar en mi e-mail: mara
jajajaj, estas fotos son invreíbles, me fascinan, como sabrás, las fotos de gente fumando ^^
y el estracto está genial.
pienso poner en mi lista de pelis del 2010 para ver las que me recomendaste, sin duda!

Peace and loooove,

Penny Lane ♥

waverlyandgarden said...

jous e gustan las fotos pero no entiendo bien el texto :(

feliz año
un beso

Julieta said...

me re copó la entrada :)
un beso.

thatscharm said...

ohh. louis xd senseeee paraules!