An Eastern Ballad

An Eastern Ballad
Don’t confuse eastern with Easter! This is the poem written by Allan Ginsberg about his fascination for the moon and the sea.

Don’t confuse eastern with Easter! This is the poem written by Allan Ginsberg about his fascination for the moon and the sea.

Analysis

In this poem, Ginsberg describes his fascination with the moon and sea. Together, they are a strong combination. We all remember those beautiful paintings and photos of an immense moon hovering above the waters.

It also represents those calm moments. Those moments that were described in a poem we published a few days ago, by John Keats. Keats acknowledged the fact that the night time is one moment to break free from everyday struggles. Ginsberg wrote his poem many years after Keats did. He describes what the moon and the sea do to him.

Read the poem and you will be lured into this scene that Ginsberg describes. A magical, beautiful and strong poem.

An Eastern Ballad

An Eastern Ballad

I speak of love that comes to mind:
The moon is faithful, although blind;
She moves in thought she cannot speak.
Perfect care has made her bleak.

I never dreamed the sea so deep,
The earth so dark; so long my sleep,
I have become another child.
I wake to see the world go wild.

— Allan Ginsberg

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Title
An Eastern Ballad
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An Eastern Ballad
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Read more about his fascination for the moon and the sea.
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The Ministry of Poetic Affairs

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