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Pictures of the Gone World by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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Jan 20, 2012

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These short poems really do come across as pictures, vignettes heavy on imagery and wry humor, though a little short at times on emotional content. They're like little watercolors; the writing style is a bit "spacy" for my taste (heavy on space on the page and one or two words per line, I suppose a "jazzy", beat style), but this is inspiring in terms of how much can be communicated compactly and vividly. There's a great use of rhyme throughout, very playful. I liked A Coney Island of the Mind better, but these are also good.
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