Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Dove Sta Amore by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Dove Sta Amore by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Dove sta amoreWhere lies loveDove sta amoreHere lies loveThe ring dove loveIn lyrical delightHear love's hillsongLove's true willsongLove's low plainsongToo sweet painsongIn ...

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Bird With Two Right Wings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Bird With Two Right Wings by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

And now our governmenta bird with two right wingsflies on from zone to zonewhile we go on having our little fun & gamesat each electionas if it really mattered who the pilot isof ...

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A Vast Confusion by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A Vast Confusion by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Long long I lay in the sandsSounds of trains in the surfin subways of the seaAnd an even greater undersoundof a vast confusion in the universea rumbling and a roaringas of some ...

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Underwear by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Underwear by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I didn’t get much sleep last night thinking about underwear Have you ever stopped to consider underwear in the abstract When you really dig into it some shocking problems are ...

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The Changing Light by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Changing Light by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The changing light at San Francisco is none of your East Coast light none of your pearly light of ParisThe light of ...

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The Pennycandystore Beyond The El by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Pennycandystore Beyond The El by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The pennycandystore beyond the Elis where i first fell in lovewith unrealityJellybeans glowed in the semi-gloomof that september afternoonA cat upon the counter moved amongthe ...

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Populist Manifesto No. 1 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Populist Manifesto No. 1 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poets, come out of your closets, Open your windows, open your doors, You have been holed-up too long in your closed worlds.Come down, come downfrom your Russian Hills and ...

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Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

There's a breathless hush on the freeway tonightBeyond the ledges of concreterestaurants fall into dreamswith candlelight couplesLost Alexandria still burnsin a billion ...

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[The Wounded Wilderness of Morris Graves] by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

[The Wounded Wilderness of Morris Graves] by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The wounded wilderness of Morris Gravesis not the same wild westthe white man foundIt is a land that Buddha came uponfrom a different directionIt is a wild white nestin the true ...

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To The Oracle At Delphi by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

To The Oracle At Delphi by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Great Oracle, why are you staring at me,do I baffle you, do I make you despair?I, Americus, the American,wrought from the dark in my mother long ago,from the dark of ancient ...

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Poetry as Insurgent Art [I am signaling you through the flames] by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Poetry as Insurgent Art [I am signaling you through the flames] by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I am signaling you through the flames.The North Pole is not where it used to be.Manifest Destiny is no longer manifest.Civilization self-destructs.Nemesis is knocking at the ...

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Dog by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Dog by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The dog trots freely in the streetand sees realityand the things he seesare bigger than himselfand the things he seesare his realityDrunks in doorwaysMoons on treesThe dog trots ...

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In Goya’s Greatest Scenes We Seem to See . . . by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In Goya’s Greatest Scenes We Seem to See . . . by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In Goya's greatest scenes we seem to see the people of the world exactly at the moment when they first attained the ...

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People Getting Divorced by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

People Getting Divorced by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

People getting divorced riding around with their clothes in the car and wondering what happened to everyone and everything ...

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London Crossfigured by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

London Crossfigured by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

crossfigured creeping with trams and the artists on sundays in the summer all ‘tracking Nature' ...

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Oh You Gatherer by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Oh You Gatherer by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Oh you gatherer of the fine ash of poetry ash of the too-white flame of poetryConsider those who have burned before you in the so-white ...

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History Of The Airplane by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

History Of The Airplane by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

And the Wright brothers said they thought they had inventedsomething that could make peace on earth(if the wrong brothers didn’t get hold of it) when their wonderful flying ...

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Autobiography by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Autobiography by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I am leading a quiet life in Mike’s Place every day watching the champsof the Dante Billiard Parlor and the French pinball addicts. I am leading a quiet life on lower ...

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Away Above A Harborful by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Away Above A Harborful by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Away above a harborful of caulkless houses among the charley noble chimneypots of a rooftop rigged with ...

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Seascape With Sun And Eagle by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Seascape With Sun And Eagle by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Freerthan most birdsan eagle flies upover San Franciscofreer than most placessoars high upfloats and glides high upin the stillopen spacesflown from the mountainsfloated downfar ...

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The Plough Of Time by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The Plough Of Time by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Night closed my windows andThe sky became a crystal houseThe crystal windows glowedThe moonshown through themthrough the whole house of crystalA single star beamed downits crystal ...

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Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

One grand boulevard with treeswith one grand cafe in sunwith strong black coffee in very small cups.One not necessarily very beautifulman or woman who loves you.One fine ...

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An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

A poet is bornA poet diesAnd all that lies betweenis usand the worldAnd the world lies about itmaking as if it had got his messageeven though it is poetrybut most of the world ...

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Number 20 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Number 20 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The pennycandystore beyond the Elis where I first fell in love with unrealityJellybeans glowed in the semi-gloomof that september afternoonA cat upon the counter moved ...

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Driving A Cardboard Automobile Without A License by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Driving A Cardboard Automobile Without A License 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 having spied ...

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