Howl, and Other Poems - In the Baggage Room at Greyhound Summary & Analysis

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In the Baggage Room at Greyhound Summary

I

Ginsberg talks about being in the depths of the Greyhound Bus Terminal. He is a baggage clerk and he sees around him examples of all types of humanity waiting for the Los Angeles Express. He sees throngs of poor people going from city to city on buses to see their loved ones. He talks of the loft where all the baggage is kept in old racks. He says the suitcases housed there are "full of tragedy rocking back and forth waiting to be opened."

II

Here Ginsberg talks of Spade, who pushes a cart loaded with luggage and carries a long hook which he uses to pull luggage down from the racks.

III

In this section Ginsberg talks about seeing all the luggage and parcel/container racks in a new way, the...

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