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June 27, 2011

Frank O'Hara

It’s Frank O'Hara's birthday today (1926 - 1966). This guy was initially associated with the Beat poets, but later became one of the prominent figures of the New York School. I’ve read only a hand full of his works, but well pleased with what I read. Here’s a taste along with a link to some of his works …


Song

I am stuck in traffic in a taxicab
which is typical
and not just of modern life

mud clambers up the trellis of my nerves
must lovers of Eros end up with Venus
muss es sein? es muss nicht sein, I tell you

how I hate disease, it's like worrying
that comes true
and it simply must not be able to happen

in a world where you are possible
my love
nothing can go wrong for us, tell me



Link: http://www.frankohara.org/writing.html



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