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HOWL POETRY CHALLENGEPOETRY CHALLENGE
My literature prof posed this challenge to us while we were studying Allen Ginsberg's poem Howl. Even for someone like myself who isn't a poetry enthusiast this was an incredible poem to study and an awesome challenge.
The challenge is this:
Rewrite the first few or as many as you'd like stanzas of Howl so that it reflects (as cheesy as it sounds) something that is meaningful to you.
The link will be posted below.
This is my VERY amateur attempt at this:
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by depression
twisted, aching paralysis,
drifting through joyless hours by day
unable to rise from beds,
suicidal zombies burning for an eternal deep sleep far
from melancholy's tight grip around
throats of operas,
who shoot up and bawled and slit and degenerated
alone among cold tiles in the florescent flicker of
bare-bulbs blinding rotten eyes that squint to
contemplate bottles of sedatives,
who screamed their hearts to passing lovers constraint to glass r
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