Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

My friends and I read his poetry outside of English class in the late ’60’s because he was counterculture.  Even if we at the age of fifteen or so didn’t always get the gist, the fact that he could write things that upset people and get away with it was enough.  Later it all made sense and fed our own desires to write works that would rattle the cages.

When guns are roaring, the Muses have no right to be silent!

Write on.