Broadside: "A Buddha in the Woodpile" Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Broadside: "A Buddha in the Woodpile"

Broadside: "A Buddha in the Woodpile"

Louisville, KY: White Fields Press/ The Literary Renaissance, 1994. First Printing. Single Sheet. "If there had been only/ one Buddha in the woodpile/ In Waco Texas/ to teach us how to sit still/ one saffron Buddhist in the Back rooms/ just one Tibetan Lama/ just one Taoist/ Just one Zen/ just one Thomas Merton Trappist/ just one saint in the wilderness/ of Waco USA" (first lines) A large broadside (appx. 15" x 34&7/8") with the title poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the pioneering & primary member of the Beat Generation, San Francisco Renaissance & way, way beyond as poet, publisher & bookseller at his iconic City Lights Books- still with us as of this writing at age 101! As noted, this poem appeared in Ferlinghetti's collection These Are My Rivers: New and Selected Poems, 1955-1993, published the previous year (1993). A bold, starkly beautiful production on glossy, thick paper stock by White Fields Press/ The Literary Renaissance, the acclaimed imprint-series "Supporting the Global Literary Community." First printing of unknown limitation. Now then, if only "one Buddha in the woodpile" had for that matter appeared in Oklahoma City the year after this production...an outstanding & rare collectible in the profound & prolific Ferlinghetti canon. In very fine condition with only a touch of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners; one small, faint crease at blank-margined area at/near upper left corner; one miniscule, non-penetrating dimple in blank area just near lower left corner. Will be shipped carefully rolled in a tube. This item cannot be shipped by media mail, so extra shipping & handling charges are required. Very Fine. [Item #3831]

Price: $80.00