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Ferlinghetti Memorial Supplement ~ Deflowering


Narrated by Bill Wolak

New Jersey


Life deflowers itself 

petal by petal 

One by one the leaves 

fall away 

like lovers from each other 

Pistils and stamens 

reveal themselves 

to each other 

And the seeds fall too and all begins again 

Ah what’s to be done 

with these leaves these seeds 

still falling and falling 

what to be done 

with these fronds still falling 

into the dark night of dying 

where still stir 

the still dumb birds 

of our desiring 

Even as now 

under the dark trees 

where the crickets are 

suddenly she stops laughing 

puts his hands 

upon her breasts 




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