post-ferlinghetti

For the first time, my beginning black and white photography class has put together an exhibition for their final assignment. It will be on view until July 2 at the Bean Bar in San Diego.

The exhibition, Ferlinghetti, is based on a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. I have to say, the photographers have done a great job.

Seascape With Sun and Eagle

Freer
than most birds
an eagle flies up
over San Francisco

freer than most places
soars high up
floats and glides high up
in the still
open spaces

flown from the mountains
floated down
far over ocean
where the sunset has begun
a mirror of itself

He sails high over
turning and turning
where seaplanes might turn
where warplanes might burn

He wheels about burning

in the red sun
climbs and glides
and doubles back upon himself
now over ocean
now over land
high over pinwheels suck in sand

where a rollercoaster used to stand
soaring eagle setting sun
All that is left of our wilderness