Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Bronxville, New York
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Bronxville, New York
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The Pennycandystore Beyond The El

Rating: 3.5
The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where i first
fell in love
with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
the licorice sticks
and tootsie rolls
and Oh Boy Gum
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Langston Dickson 29 March 2019
You don't love that debt. You are an envious critic. If you had said, 'consider the debt', it would have been an interesting point but instead you filed your distaste. Dear Maximum. Poor dear Maximum. You don't love that debt and don't understand how ideas and styles progress. Does French cooking owe South America for the domestication of the potato Maximum?
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Maximum 01 June 2018
I love the debt this and other poems by Mr. Ferlinghetti owe to WC Williams who (IMHO) established for 20th Century poets the precepts that shortness and coherence of thought is an advantage in communicating a thought and that poetry can deal (must deal?) with universal themes that all of us can relate to (the loss of innocence in this case.)
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Brian Jani 04 June 2014
What an interesting concept and way of writting
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Mimi Brown 06 August 2009
You can smell the autumnal air in this poem. I love the way he describes the little girl. A moment captured.
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