Sunday, June 29, 2008

Beat Postcard #4: Ferlindoggie

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, San Francisco 1984
Posing with dog in his City Lights office.

It is a strange variation.

A strange distillation well within reincarnation.

Each time we come around again we're more civilized. Try as we might, to the generation unto which we are born, we are less feral. Look at your grandfather (look at his). Look at their words. Look at the portrait on the wall.

Ferlinghetti knew this too, while having this picture taken. Hence the dog as feral familiar.

But it backfired. Today dogs are as coiffed as we are.

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