Digital Collage, Immagine & Poesia, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Lidia Chiarelli

“On the Walls of Life” poem and image by Lidia Chiarelli, Italy (To Lawrence Ferlinghetti on his 101st birthday)

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On the Walls of Life

to Lawrence Ferlinghetti on his 101st birthday

 

[Hic et nunc]

Lead me to paint

the light on the walls of life.

Lead  me

to become a tear of the sun

a hill of poetry

a word in a tree

Take me

to look at the world

as you saw it

to discover

the sparkling sea of gold

the herons riding the wind

the  tides that restlessly ebb and flow.

 

With you I will listen

to the echo of the siren song

to the breath of rustling leaves

the perfect hush of a starry night.

 

Here and now

help me reach the very shores of light

waiting for the day

that maketh all things clear

 with you

again and forever

 

Lidia Chiarelli, Italy

 

March 24, 2020