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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

Poetry

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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Quakerism

Richard Brautigan (1935-1984), on America ::

I talked to the surgeon for a little while longer and said good-bye. We were leaving in the afternoon for Lake Josephus, located at the edge of the Idaho Wilderness, and he was leaving for America, often only a place in the mind.

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Lights

And one last stop before I head back to London, the tremendous City Lights. Get that Telegraph broadsheet! Alternate poetry universe or what? Leaving aside everything Ferlinghetti has done for literature and freedom of speech, any book store that provides a poetry armchair, plus the biggest dictionary I’ve ever seen to leaf through, is to be sung of. Here’s to another 60 years.

Structure of Literary Text and Criticism and Literary Text and Criticism as Structure

“If you were able to speak of him by rules of art, you would have been able to speak of all other poets; for poetry is a whole.” 629 altre parole

Analysis