William Blake–“Ah Sunflower”

Beat poet Allen Ginsberg was an avid reader of British poet William Blake (1757-1827) and believed that in 1948 Blake came to him in a vision and recited his poems “Ah Sunflower,” “The Sick Rose,” and “Little Girl Lost.” Ginsberg claimed that the moment had a profound affect on the way that he understood the world.

Here, Ginsberg reads a poem from the moment that so inspired him.

Ann Charters “Allen Ginsberg’s Life” http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/g_l/ginsberg/life.htm
Poets.org “Allen Ginsberg” http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/8


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