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What is a Poem?

A poem is the shadow of a plane fleeing over the ground like a cross escaping a church.

–Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This quote, and many other marvelous thoughts on the nature of poetry, is from Ferlinghetti’s book “ 60 altre parole

Poetry

“POETRY IS...” “SERIOUSLY?”

“And poetry still the underwear of the soul.”  –Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Do we REALLY know what poetry is?  Can/will it ever be defined?  Adequately?

“Poems don’t just happen.”  –William Stafford… 335 altre parole

ARTISTIC VENTURES

A Deeper Thought.

*In homage to the fathers of modern poetry and all those who created and forwarded the well known Beat Generation.*

11/12/2009

We are what the normalists feared,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Radical Poets with a jacked up… 102 altre parole

Poetry

In Liberated Fever: How DiPrima, Hua, Ginsberg, and Ferlinghetti Reconstruct the American Consciousness

Beatniks and post-modernists have revolutionized both language and poetic thought through varying conceptions of identity, consciousness, and time so that readers may reconsider their own perceptions of the limiting, artificial lifestyles inflicted by Capitalism and may thereby liberate their thoughts into a capacity to live according to their own values. 2.688 altre parole

Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West

When I first read the poem “Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, this poem caught my attention both on and off the page. This is because I have some personal connection with the poem. 251 altre parole

Ferlinghetti

Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West

When I first read the poem “Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, this poem caught my attention both on and off the page. This is because I have some personal connection with the poem. 254 altre parole

Ferlinghetti

Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West

When I first read the poem “Retired Ballerinas, Central Park West” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, this poem caught my attention both on and off the page. This is because I have some personal connection with the poem. 257 altre parole

Ferlinghetti