Muni Art 2022 Poem - The Changing Light (low-vision-accessible version)

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This poem is intended to be read with indentations on most lines. The version on this page contains a left-justified version so that people with low vision can read it.

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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,

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