Sunday, July 6, 2008

it never gets old

In honor of my upcoming few days in the Bay Area, I picked up my treasure, my signed copy of "A Coney Island of the Mind" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

I love this one. (Blogger wouldn't let me put in the correct spacing.)

It was a face which darkness could kill
in an instant
a face as easily hurt
by laughter or light

'We think differently at night'
she told me once
lying back languidly

and she would quote Cocteau

'I feel there is an angel in me' she'd say
'whom I am constantly shocking'

Then she would smile and look away
light a cigarette for me
sigh and rise

and stretch
her sweet anatomy

let fall a stocking


Leigh said...

I know you are so excited about heading west. I hope you have a wonderful time!

Anne and Leigh said...

Please have a great, great, great trip! You so deserve this! I cant wait to hear all about it when you get back.

Be safe!!


AnnaMarie said...

You girls are so sweet!

We're on for dinner when I get back!

Rae said...

I have so many comments to leave on your posts, the Sophie pictures, the sickness, the trip west, the beautiful memories. Just know I've had a wonderful time reading them! Oh how refreshing it will be to talk to you in person in a few short months!

Modernicon said...

I absolutely love this poem!!! I hope you have a safe and wonderful trip!