Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poem: Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning
Poem of the Day:
Mar 26 2006
Comment 3 of 3, added on April 21st, 2012 at 8:01 AM.
Thank you guys for exposing this hsitoric place in SF. My teachers from Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies to my political-related classes would always mention City Lights, but never know where they were until now.hope you guys do something about SF State cause that too does have some significantly important history in terms of education and the people.
Comment 2 of 3, added on May 17th, 2006 at 3:20 AM.
But within these knew beginnings
and infamous flushes
I ask the prophet for his word
his promise, his compromise, his lure of hope
For America, the world, is dwindiling, lost in darkness
in shame, in fury in everlasting shock and dispair
and still i know the truth
i know and I can predict the future
because the future has manifested itself to all
how will we drive in twenty five years?
how will we fly to the east?
Mere walking isn't the answer
for half the population is obese.
how long until we die
lathargic we stand
embarrased we fall
in hundreds of thousands of years will America be discovered again?
will gold, god, and glory be the basis for exploration?
will history repeat itself completely obliviously?
Or is it possible for human nature not to exist?
I am a prophet and I know better.
Allison from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on September 4th, 2005 at 9:06 AM.
Reply to Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Wild Dreams of a New Beginning
And Whose the Hand that pulled the cord and doused the "City Lights"
The water, the writer or the written word?
Before the mighty waters...the roaring twenties
Behind...the silence of Depression years.
Oh how we long for flappers and cheap whiskey
When begging bread and drowning in our tears.
"America...I see you dying" said the prophet.
Tell me...show me...that it isn't true.
Will you pass this crisis to see another dawn?
I hope...I pray within me that you do.
Rich Mumm September 4, 2005
from United States
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