Muni Art 2022 Poem - The Changing Light

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This page is part of Muni Art 2022.

This poem is intended to be read with indentations on most lines. If you have low vision or other vision issues such that this typography is not accessible to you, a left-justified rendering of this poem is available.

The Changing Light

The changing light at San Francisco
                         is none of your East Coast light
                                         none of your
                                                       pearly light of Paris

The light of San Francisco
                                      is a sea light
                                                           an island light

And the light of fog
                             blanketing the hills
                    drifting in at night
                             through the Golden Gate
                                                 to lie on the city at dawn

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, "The Changing Light." Reprinted with the permission of the author. All rights reserved.
Muni Art 2022, San Francisco Beautiful,

Artist Interpretations

Krithika Sengottaiyan

Artistic interpretation of the San Francisco skyline in front of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin hills, surrounded by water

Richard Louis Perri

Artistic image of City Hall bathed in blue light in front of an orange-yellow sky

Sebastian Raphael

Artistic drawing of a sea gull in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin headlands and the sun

Steffan Sanguinetti

Poster art of a fog-blanketed Twin Peaks with the upper part of the Sutro Tower rising through it

Tan Sirinumas

Artistically altered view, featuring neon-like lines, of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge from above the entrance to the Robin Williams Tunnel