Now tanned torrent
as a single body
moves paddocks, cows, cars down to
kingdom come, drenched, drowned, bloat,
stuck in a tree. You can stop now thanks.
Image: People crossing a flooded street at Alexandria, Sydney, 6 September 1934, by Sam Hood c/- State Library of NSW Flickr. And here’s a recording Ginsberg’s Howl, first read on 7 October 1955, in San Francisco: 63 years ago – haven’t we come a long way?