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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti : A Coney Island of the Mind, 20

The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where I first 
                       fell in love
                                        with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
                                              the licorice sticks
                         and tootsie rolls
            and Oh Boy Gum

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
                                  and they cried
                                                       Too soon! too soon!

EBL: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, RIP

1 comment:

  1. One of the oldest and most stalwart of the New Directions backlist.


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