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I Am Waiting

Rating: 4.1

I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
for a rebirth of wonder
and I am waiting
for someone to really discover America
and wail
and I am waiting
for the discovery
of a new symbolic western frontier
and I am waiting

for the American Eagle
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2) a thinker of the first row. Very fascinating thoughts worded. % Stars! Congratulations to his family for this most deserving Modern Poem Of The Day (he died last March 2021) .

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1) So many things and subjects he mentioned here, most of them seem ironical truths, but he is thinking deeper and wider, some lines you won't believe the words, that about the war, but altogether this poem could only be written by such a great poet,

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Bijay Kant Dubey 29 September 2019

The poem which it borrows from Whitman, Yeats and Keats is a poetical pastiche telling of the second coming and rebirth in a mythical spectrum of delving. D.H.Lawrence's The Ship of Death will take the soul away to the other shore.

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Ted Crittenden 23 March 2019

I am waiting for Ferlinghetti to take his place between a Ferrari and a Ford.

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dolores mcclure 12 June 2018

a beautiful, a marvellous poem. It will stay in my mind in my forever.

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Eddie Bryan 23 November 2017

This doesn't have the line about Elvis Presley and Billy Graham trading places. And I am seriously waiting for Elvis Presley and Billy Graham to exchange roles, seriously. It comes after waiting for a spiritual revival in Arizona and waiting for them to prove God is really an American.

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Seamus O Brian 05 December 2016

The eternally idealistic reconfiguration of reality. How do we create utopia with a humanity who still carries the scent of the savagery, relatively fresh from the forests and savannas? Who is still more at home with a rock, a club, a missile than a bouquet of olive branches? Who still finds the need to stand up to savage injustice with a savage response? Who still confronts enemies who respect only the strength of arms or the open barrel of a rifle? We will keep waiting....

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Glen Kappy 05 December 2016

of the beats, ferlinghetti is my favorite, and this is one of my favorite poems by him. i am tempted, but will refrain, from listing the several lines i find especially good, in which we get a sense of ferlinghetti's heart and can hear them recited to jazz background. if by chance, lawrence, you happen to read this, i say here, you're the man! -glen kappy

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Barry Middleton 05 December 2016

I suppose the poet is still waiting for all this. I like this poem and Ferlinghetti in general.

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Indira Renganathan 05 December 2016

quite a long wish list...if all is done then you become the God.......added to the best poems list....effortful, factual poem

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