Lawrence Ferlinghetti

(Bronxville, New York)

Poems of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

21. The Great Chinese Dragon 1/3/2003
22. The Pennycandystore Beyond The El 1/3/2003
23. The Plough of Time 1/3/2003
24. The World Is a Beautiful Place 1/3/2003
25. To the Oracle at Delphi 1/3/2003
26. Underwear 1/3/2003
27. Wild Dreams of a New Beginning 1/3/2003

The Great Chinese Dragon

The great Chinese dragon which is the greatest dragon in all the
world and which once upon a time was towed across the
Pacific by a crew of coolies rowing in an open boat—was
the first real live dragon ever actually to reach these shores

And the great Chinese dragon passing thru the Golden Gate
spouting streams of water like a string of fireboats then broke
loose somewhere near China Camp gulped down a hundred
Chinese seamen and forthwith ate all the shrimp in San Francisco Bay

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