Lovers: Poems of Philadelphia

This is Ernest Yates’s sixteenth volume of poems, and the thirteenth volume in an ongoing series based on his wanderings through Philadelphia streets.

Looking for love? You and I will find it more surely among the fabled battlements of my far-famed city than anyplace else in this crazy world. We might need special glasses, though―the kind we wear when we go to the movies. Then as we wander bistro to bazaar we’re bound to uncover the secret corners, people and places out of which the city is made―and not just the city but a world and a dream as well. And afterward, in time of peace, in time of war, wherever we go and whatever we do . . . we’ll always have Philly.

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