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Happy Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (belated due to technical difficulties)

I still remember the first time poetry made an impact on me. I was probably a high school freshman. I was reading Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Today (March 24, 2019), Mr Ferlinghetti turned 100. 315 more words

Poetry as a Cry in the Dark

I call out to you in the dead of night.

Dawn seems so far away.

Enlightenment is shrouded in shadow.

A moment of solitary despair. 169 more words

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Pity The Nation ...

Those last few lines especially sound familiar, don’t they?  Perhaps this makes the case that, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”.  Lebanese writer Khalil Gibran’s poem… 299 more words

Political Commentary

Quotes about bookstores

I don’t know about you, but my home is full of books. Bookcases line the walls of my lounge and my office, the shelves sagging under the weight. 196 more words


Tales of the Ferlinghetti

First, some shameless self-promotion: if you like the blog (or someone else’s for that matter), please share it or direct your friends and loved ones here. 1,476 more words


The Changing Light~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned 100 this week and San Franciscans celebrated with readings of his poetry at City Lights Bookstore and around the Bay Area. 

The Changing Light… 343 more words


261 Columbus Avenue

THIS IS probably one of my favorite corners  to stand on on the planet.  Crossing Columbus Avenue, facing City Lights Books & Publishers.

Over the weekend, City Lights’ co-founder, the poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, marked his 100th birthday and there was much noise and celebration throughout North Beach and beyond. 109 more words