Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: "Recipe for Happiness in Khabarovsk or Anyplace"



                                 One grand boulevard with trees
                                 with one grand café in sun
                                 with strong black coffee in very small cups

                                 One not necessarily very beautiful
                                 man or woman who loves you

                                 One fine day



"Recipe for Happiness in Khabarovsk or Anyplace" by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, from Endless Life: The Selected Poems. © New Directions, 1981.

Thanks to Mark Palinski for suggesting this poem for our collection.

Art credit: "Joe the Art of Coffee—Two Macchiatos," photograph by Adam Goldberg.