Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Elegy to Allen Ginsberg

The Ginsberg-Ferlinghetti Letters, “I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career”, published this past summer by City Lights, concludes with a reprint of Lawrence’s moving elegy to his friend (from 1997) – “Allen Ginsberg Dying”.  We reprint it once again here ALLEN GINSBERG DYING Allen Ginsberg is dying It’s all in the papers It’s on the evening news A great poet is dying But his voice won’t die His voice is on the land In Lower Manhattan in his own bed he is dying There is nothing to do about it He is dying the death … Read More