Tuesday, April 23, 2013

POST #1:The Seventh Reading

Recipe For Happiness Khaborovsk Or Anyplace

One grand boulevard with trees
with one grand cafe in sun
with strong black coffee in very small cups.

One not necessarily very beautiful
man or woman who loves you.

One fine day.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Thoughts: After reading this poem seven times I really started to feel the words soak in. And how the title "Recipe For Happiness," relates to the poem. It simply states in six lines emphasizing its simplicity, that life is not characterized the very many complicated things one may own, the poem basically speaks of having simplicity, and people who love you. In this poem in particular it seems Ferlinghetti liked open space, simple things in moderation, and someone that loved him. Those 5 things is what made his life and he wouldn't have it any other way. However this poem makes me think of my own life, the excessive luxuries I have, that I probably could break away from and still lead a nice content life, if anything more relaxed and nice and simple. That's what this simple poem said to me after the 7th reading. 

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