Happy Birthday March 24, 1919 100 years Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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bernardtwindwil
bernardtwindwilGranddad & story teller, tomthepo8.com
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Happy Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti. My life is richer for reading your poetry and prose.

Happy Birthday March 24, 1919 100 years Lawrence Ferlinghetti

One of the great pioneers for the First Amendment. A national hero for the thinking person. He published "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg He went to a federal jail for it.

100 years of intellectual freedom is no small feat. A Guru and enabler of the Generation Beat. A personal Hero of mine since I met him 60 years ago. "I am waiting" influenced me more than you'll ever know.

I am waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti with permission

I am waiting for my case to come up and I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder and I am waiting for someone to really discover America

and wail and I am waiting for the discovery of a new symbolic western frontier and I am waiting for the American Eagle

to really spread its wings and straighten up and fly right and I am waiting for the Age of Anxiety to drop dead and I am waiting

for the war to be fought which will make the world safe for anarchy and I am waiting for the final withering away of all governments and I am perpetually awaiting a rebirth of wonder

I am waiting for the Second Coming and I am waiting for a religious revival to sweep through the state of Arizona and I am waiting for the Grapes of Wrath to be stored and I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American

I am waiting for the Second Coming and I am waiting for a religious revival to sweep through the state of Arizona and I am waiting for the Grapes of Wrath to be stored and I am waiting for them to prove that God is really American

for the Last Supper to be served again with a strange new appetizer and I am perpetually awaiting a rebirth of wonder

There are three more stanzas that can be read at https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-am-waiting/ Read them and grow in intellectual wealth.

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