Howl, and Other Poems - Earlier poems: Song Summary & Analysis

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Earlier poems: Song Summary

Ginsberg starts his poem by saying that the weight we carry through life is love. He says we cannot deny its power. He says we dream about love and we think consciously about love. We also imagine love and anguish over it until it manifests itself in relationships with human beings we grow to love. Love is something inherent in humankind's heart according to Ginsberg.

He relates to the reader that love can tire us, that it is a burden in life. However, he further adds that we must take love for what it is, enjoy it, and find rest in it. Ginsberg continues by telling the reader that one cannot rest without love and cannot truly sleep without love in his or her dream-thoughts. No matter what else we concern ourselves with in life, in the end the...

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