MY FAVORITE FRANK O'HARA POEMS

  1. Lines for the Fortune Cookies
    "You will marry the first person who tells you your eyes are like scrambled eggs"
  2. Poem (When your left arm twitches)
    "like sunlight on sugar"
  3. Having a Coke With You
    "partly because of my love for you, partly because of your love for yoghurt"
  4. My Heart
    "I want to be at least as alive as the vulgar."
  5. For Grace, After a Party
    "And someone you love enters the room/ and says wouldn't/ you like the eggs a little/ different today?/ and when they arrive they are/just plain scrambled eggs in the warm weather/ is holding
  6. Today
    "kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!"
  7. Lines to a Depressed Friend
    "remember the pleasure, even there, your beauty affords."
  8. Poem (He sighted her at the moment of recall)
    "6. Everywhere there were arches/but we only looked,/everywhere there were dead rabbits at which we smiled/everywhere things seemed to be turning but not signalling" (couldn't get the full poem in the pic)
  9. Meditations in an Emergency
    "Each time my heart is broken it makes me feel more adventurous...but one of these days there'll be nothing left with which to venture forth"
  10. Animals
    "When we were still first rate/and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth"
  11. Chez Jane
    "The white chocolate bar full of petals/swills odds and ends around in a dizzying eye/of four o'clocks now and to come."
  12. Poem (Lana Turner has collapsed!)
    "oh Lana Turner we love you get up"
  13. The Day Lady Died
    Elegy for Billie Holiday
  14. Why I Am Not a Painter
    "My poem/ is finished and I haven't mentioned/ orange yet"
  15. To the Poem
    "Let us do something grand/just this once"