Leaving behind nothing but the shadow of dungarees and the lava and ash of poetry scattered in fireplace Chicago,

from Allen Ginsberg – Howl on Rap Genius


Symbolizing the ghost of a poet “the shadow of dungaress” dungarees referring to jeans, “the ash of poetry” meaning the words of a poet left behind, burned, forgotten or left behind. The metaphor emotionally entails the apparition of passion leaves in its wake.

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