3 June

art11527narConcentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening.

(Allen Ginsberg, born 3 June 1926, Sun in Gemini, Moon and Ascendant in Pisces)

Image: Allen Ginsberg & members of the ad hoc Rocky Flats Truth Force meditating in the path of an approaching train that was carrying radioactive detritus away

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.

Our heads are round so thought can change direction.

To gain your own voice, forget about having it heard. Become a saint of your own province and your own consciousness.

Everything is holy! everybody’s holy! everywhere is holy! everyday is in eternity! Everyman’s an angel!

The weight of the world is love.
Under the burden of solitude,
under the burden of dissatisfaction
the weight,the weight we carry is love.

I don’t think there is any truth. There are only points of view.


Other personalities born today:

Philippe Djian, born 3 June 1949, Sun in Gemini, Moon in Virgo, French writer.

There is a moment when the silence between two people can have the purity of a diamond.