Happy 97th Birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!

I still remember when I was thirteen years old, my Dad bought me my first book of poetry–the one that started it all–“Coney Island of the Mind” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Take a moment and read some Ferlinghetti today.



Sometime during eternity
                                                       some guys show up
and one of them
                      who shows up real late
                                                       is a kind of carpenter
      from some square-type place
                                              like Galilee
          and he starts wailing
                                          and claiming he is hip
            to who made heaven
                                       and earth
                                                      and that the cat
                   who really laid it on us
                                                 is his Dad
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