Friday, August 05, 2005

A Coney Island of the Mind (#20)

Here's one I found from the Net-
I think I have this book at home. I'll look through it for more...
From 'A Coney Island of the Mind' - Number 20
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
and they cried
Too soon! too soon!


Blogger willowtree said...

Hey, thanks Frank, I liked it. It's simple, straightforward, and has good imagery. Im always happy to read poetry I can understand :). Thanks for posting, when you find your book, I hope you'll post more.

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