Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Bronxville, New York
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Bronxville, New York
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Constantly Risking Absurdity

Rating: 4.0
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
whenever he performs
above the heads
of his audience
the poet like an acrobat
climbs on rime
to a high wire of his own making
and balancing on eyebeams
above a sea of faces
paces his way
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Kevin Patrick 26 May 2020
This is one of the best poems period, humor with depth of imagination and skill
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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 July 2019
The poet " a little charlychaplin man who may or may not catch her fair eternal form spreadeagled in the empty air of existence" Amazing role played by a poet in pursuit of beauty fabulously elaborated. Well deserved modern poem of the Day.
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Edward Kofi Louis 16 July 2019
Risks! ! ! Facing the ways of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 16 July 2019
A magnificently made poem......
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 July 2019
the poet like an acrobat climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making and balancing on eyebeams above a sea of faces.. really grat.tony
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Adeeb Alfateh 16 July 2019
paces his way to the other side of the day performing entrachats and sleight-of-foot tricks and other high theatrics and all without mistaking any thing great writing great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Jeri Watson 30 July 2016
About 50 yrs ago I read poems by Ferlinghetti. What is the name of the poem in which he put words together as they rise in a semicircle? Almost like a pictograph?
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i love ferlihnghetti and have ever since my first modern american poetry class in 1970- i think 'constantly risking absurdity' is one of the great anthems for poets... we surely do risk absurdity and flying above the heads of our audiences, only because they often won't just see what they see. 'i am waiting' is my favorite of his....but he has been an inspiration for my poetry for almost 40 years, thank you, lawrence
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