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Fortune's Cookies

A friend recently sent me an upbeat, effortless Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919) poem that I immediately liked. And then immediately didn’t know if I liked. 375 altre parole


A Somewhat Defeatist Liberal Still Howling

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix,

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In Praise of Battered Books

“Do you know that books smell like nutmeg or some spice from a foreign land? I loved to smell them when I was a boy. Lord, there were a lot of lovely books once, before we let them go.”     Ray Bradbury – Fahrenheit 451… 473 altre parole

Definition 160 Ferlinghetti


by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Driving a cardboard automobile without a license
at the turn of the century
my father ran into my mother
on a fun-ride at Coney Island… 78 altre parole


Poetry Wednesday: Ferlinghetti Lives

He’s ninety five years old, but he lives.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, more than any of the San Fran Renaissance poets or the Beats they associated with later, is my kind of poet. 637 altre parole


A Quaker Christmas Message

This is a revision of a post originally published on December 24, 2009.

Christ climbed down
from His bare Tree
this year
and ran away to where…

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