Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poems

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1.
The World Is A Beautiful Place

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind happiness
not always being
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2.
I Am Waiting

I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
for a rebirth of wonder
and I am waiting
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3.
Constantly Risking Absurdity

Constantly risking absurdity
and death
whenever he performs
above the heads
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4.
Sometime During Eternity

Sometime during eternity
some guys show up
and one of them
who shows up real late
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5.
Don'T Let That Horse

Don't let that horse
         eat that violin
cried Chagall's mother
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6.
Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning

There's a breathless hush on the freeway tonight
Beyond the ledges of concrete
restaurants fall into dreams
with candlelight couples
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7.
The Plough Of Time

Night closed my windows and
The sky became a crystal house
The crystal windows glowed
The moon
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8.
Number 8

It was a face which darkness could kill
in an instant
a face as easily hurt
by laughter or light
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9.
Baseball Canto

Watching baseball, sitting in the sun, eating popcorn,
reading Ezra Pound,
and wishing that Juan Marichal would hit a hole right through the
Anglo-Saxon tradition in the first Canto
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10.
The Pennycandystore Beyond The El

The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where i first
fell in love
with unreality
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