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Muni Art 2022 Poem - from What is Poetry?

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from What is Poetry?

It is what exists between the lines.

A true poem can create a divine still-
ness in the world.
It is made with the stillness of dreams.

It is far, far cries upon the beach at nightfall.

It is a lighthouse moving its mega- phone over the sea.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from “What is Poetry?” Reprinted with the permission of the author. All rights reserved. Muni Art 2022, San Francisco Beautiful, sfbeautiful.org

Artist Interpretations

Krithika Sengottaiyan

A red and white lighthouse casts a beam of light into the fog. It sits atop a hill, approached by a path flanked with grass and scattered flowers. It overlooks the sea.

Richard Louis Perri

An oblique view of yellow and orange F Market streetcar 1052, with driver and passengers, heading along Market Street toward Fisherman's Wharf. It is at a stop. A Yellow cab passes by. There are buildings in the background, including a theater and a banner for Alonzo King Lines Ballet.

Sebastian Raphael

A white lighthouse with a dark top casts rays of light into the star-filled sky in front of a translucent center span of the Golden Gate Bridge and above the foamy water.

Steffan Sanguinetti

A lighthouse sites in the water, casting a broad beam of light to the right. The Golden Gate Bridge towers over it. The Marin Headlands sit in the background below the bridge.

Tan Sirinumas

A lighthouse sits on top of Fort Point beneath an underspan of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sparks fill the sky behind the arch.