First Thought, Best Thought: 108 poems by Allen Ginsberg, Chögyam Trungpa

By Allen Ginsberg, Chögyam Trungpa

Here's a special contribution to the sector of poetry: a brand new choice of works by way of America's most popular Buddhist meditation grasp, Chögyam Trungpa. those poems and songs—most of which have been written considering his arrival within the usa in 1970—combine a history in classical Tibetan poetry with Trungpa's intuitive perception into the spirit of the United States, a spirit that's powerfully evoked in his use of colloquial metaphor and modern imagery. lots of the poems have been initially written in English—clearly the results of the author's personal perceptions of latest types and media provided to him through a special tradition. every one poem has its personal perception and gear, which come from a skillful mix of conventional Asian subtlety and precision mixed with a completely glossy vernacular. numerous of the author's calligraphies accompany the gathering.

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Rimbaud, still a model of the Beautiful Poet, concluded his life's last year with the following letters: "In the long run our life is a horror, an endless horror! " . . " Generations later poets are still trying to change Reality with the Revolution of the Word, a XX Century preoccupation drawing on Western gnostic sources. C. Williams thru Kerouac, poets were willing to work with relative truth, the sight at hand, accurate perception of appearance, accurate reportage of consciousness-although Hart Crane & some Rock Poets continued to force the issue of Self-Immolation as means of becoming One with phenomena.

Rimbaud, drawing on the Magician Eliphas Levi & hashishien backalleys of Paris, rediscovered "Alchemy of the Verb" and other Western magics including home-made Colors of Vowels & "long reasoned derangement of all the senses" as part of his scheme to arrive at the Unknown as Poet-seer. His conception of Poet as Visionary Savant is unbeatable ambition no Western poet can bypass, tho as in the lives of Rimbaud & Kerouac, mature suffering, the First Noble Truth of existence, may be the destined end of ambitious magic.

I who called myself angel or seer, exempt from all morality, I am returned to the soil with a duty to seek and rough reality to embrace! " Rimbaud, still a model of the Beautiful Poet, concluded his life's last year with the following letters: "In the long run our life is a horror, an endless horror! " . . " Generations later poets are still trying to change Reality with the Revolution of the Word, a XX Century preoccupation drawing on Western gnostic sources. C. Williams thru Kerouac, poets were willing to work with relative truth, the sight at hand, accurate perception of appearance, accurate reportage of consciousness-although Hart Crane & some Rock Poets continued to force the issue of Self-Immolation as means of becoming One with phenomena.

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