Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Rookie (Bronxville, New York)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poems

1. The World Is A Beautiful Place 1/3/2003
2. Constantly Risking Absurdity 1/3/2003
3. I Am Waiting 1/3/2003
4. Sometime During Eternity 1/3/2003
5. Don'T Let That Horse 1/3/2003
6. Number 8 1/13/2003
7. Baseball Canto 1/3/2003
8. The Pennycandystore Beyond The El 1/3/2003
9. The Changing Light 1/3/2003
10. A Vast Confusion 1/3/2003
11. The Great Chinese Dragon 1/3/2003
12. Populist Manifesto No. 1 1/3/2003
13. Underwear 1/3/2003
14. Wild Dreams Of A New Beginning 1/3/2003
15. Driving A Cardboard Automobile Without A License 1/3/2003
16. Bird With Two Right Wings 1/3/2003
17. Dove Sta Amore 1/3/2003
18. Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace 1/13/2003
19. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen 1/3/2003
20. Number 20 1/13/2003
21. To The Oracle At Delphi 1/3/2003
22. Oh You Gatherer 1/3/2003
23. Seascape With Sun And Eagle 1/3/2003
24. Away Above A Harborful 1/3/2003
25. The Plough Of Time 1/3/2003
26. Autobiography 5/18/2011
27. History Of The Airplane 4/28/2011
28. Dog 1/6/2015
29. London Crossfigured 3/30/2015
Best Poem of Lawrence Ferlinghetti

The World Is A Beautiful Place

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind happiness
not always being
so very much fun
if you don't mind a touch of hell
now and then
just when everything is fine
because even in heaven
they don't sing
all the time

The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't mind some people dying
all the time
or maybe only starving
some of the time
which isn't half bad
if it isn't you

Oh the world is a beautiful place
to be born into
if you don't much mind
a few dead minds
in the higher ...

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The Great Chinese Dragon

The great Chinese dragon which is the greatest dragon in all the
world and which once upon a time was towed across the
Pacific by a crew of coolies rowing in an open boat—was
the first real live dragon ever actually to reach these shores

And the great Chinese dragon passing thru the Golden Gate
spouting streams of water like a string of fireboats then broke
loose somewhere near China Camp gulped down a hundred
Chinese seamen and forthwith ate all the shrimp in San Francisco Bay

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