Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poem: The Pennycandystore Beyond The El
Comment 2 of 2, added on April 24th, 2012 at 12:16 AM.
I agree with Ashlyn about the vacancies in our lives that were hihitgghled in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening , especially the lack of appreciation people give the simple things in life. I think this is a main aspect of the poem, and we should all learn from this poem to appreciate the small, seemingly insignificant things. If we do so, we will lead fuller and happier lives.
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 11th, 2006 at 1:53 AM.
This poem is just an excellent example of the genius of Ferlinghetti. While the entire book "A Coney Island of the Mind" is fantastic, this poem truly does stick out. The mixing of concrete and abstract images helps paint a picture that the reader could feasibly encounter in his or her everyday life. The best line of the poem, in my opinion, is "a girl ran in, her hair was rainy" It's so sad and and so unique in it's phrasing. To call someones hair rainy, I don't know, that line is the one line that will haunt me and inspire me at the same time; haunt me in the fact that I can never be 1/100th as good as Ferlinghetti and inspire to try.
from United States
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