It beat me.
I was all beat up.
I was just beaten by it all man.
Bitten …. by the beat.
dig that beat….
I was just beat
this is the beat generation
The poet, Alan Ginsberg and Neal Cassidy at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco
Look at the phrases and their variations.
on BOA plane leaving airport
on BOA arriving at airport
Have you flown with British Airways?
British Overseas Airline Company (BOAC was the former name of British Airways)
How old were you when you first flew?
the communists have nothing to offer but …
nothing but ….
the communists create heavy industry
Do you live near an industrial area?
the heart is also heavy
in the future
in the future
but now drink vodka
and lament the security forces
the capitalists drink gin and whisky
An Old Paradigm
Russia – America and Britain
Vodka – Whiskey and Gin
Communist – Capitalist
the just man is arrested
the cigarette cough of the just man above the clouds in the bright sunshine is a salute to the health of the blue sky …
The Czech Republic
There are many references to:
the Czechoslovakian tongue
Kafka – Kafka was a Czech writer
I was arrested in Prague.
Have you ever been arrested?
Being Sent Somewhere
I was sent from Havana by plane.
I was sent from Havana by boat.
by detectives in green uniforms
by detectives in suits
an image that refers to a painting …
Card players out of Cezanne …
Poker players out of Cezanne …
Cezanne was a French painter.
A Character in A Kafka Story
They examined my scribbles (my writings)
They examined what I wrote
They examined what I had written
The King and the Kingdom
The King and the Kingdom are Poetic devices to describe Seasonal rituals in traditional European culture.
I am the King of May
which is the power of sexual view
I am the king of May
Types of Hair
the long hair of Adam and the beard of my own body
the hair and beard
Listen to the rhythm ..
Adam and Eve
Cain and Abel
old human poetry
I am the King of May
I am the Queen of June
in a few minutes I will arrive at
in a few minutes we will arrive at
we have just arrived at
when are we going to arrive at ..?
Syncretic View of Religious Experience
as I am of Slavic parentage and a Buddhist Jew
who worships the sacred heart of Christ,
the blue body of Krishna,
the straight back of Ram,
the beads of Jango the Nigerian,
singing “Shiva Shiva”
in a manner I have invented …
and the King of May
is a middle European honour!
… despite spaceships and a time machine
I am the King of May that sleeps with you!
the kingdom of May is too beautiful to last for more than a month
Description of the Landing of an Aeroplane at London Heathrow Airport
in a great jet plane
touching Albion’s shores
shakes and expels air
Did he fart?
rolls slowly to a stop
Do you like rock and roll?
… thus I have written this poem on a jet-seat in mid-heaven.
William Burroughs talks about Ginsberg
his father disapproved of me
his mother approved of me
he thought of me as a decadent millionaire
she thought of me as a decadent playboy
at that time Alan was still in the grip of …
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!
Lesson One: Cooking in English – The Food Page
Lesson Two: Family and Relationships – The Family Page
Lesson Three: Relaxation and Enjoyment – The Fun Page
Lesson Four: Things you Have to do – The Work Page
Lesson Five: Time and Money – The Money Page
Lesson Six: Art and Love – The Heart Page