Posted by Kashima on July 29, 2005
In Reply to: A phrase from Ginsberg's poem posted by Kashima on July 29, 2005
: Hello! I am always thankful for your help.
: I found the following quotation from Allen Ginsberg's poem 'Song'(written in 1954) at a opening scene in a James Dean's biographical drama.
: yes, yes, that's what I wanted,
: I always wanted, I always wanted,
: to return to the body where I was born.
: I found the original poem at this site:
: but I am not sure what 'the body where I was born' means. Does it literally mean that the poet is longing for his mother's womb, or is he longing for a woman's
: love, or does he want to go back to the time where he was born?
: Thanks in advance.
: The warm bodies shine together in the darkness,
: the hand moves to the center of the flesh,
: the skin trembles in happiness
: and the soul comes joyful to the eye--
Sorry, I forgot to delete [email protected] which comes right before the phrases in problem.