Saturday, January 28, 2012



    A surprising violence in the sky
    inspired me to my first public act
    nubile and pretentious but growing pure

    as the whitecaps are the wind's
    but a surface agitation of the waters
    means a rampart on the ocean floor is falling

    And will soon be open to the tender
    governing tides of a reigning will
    while alterable noon assumes its virtue

Frank O'Hara
The Collected Poems
  of Frank O'Hara
  It seems far away and gentle now
Donald Allen, editor
op. cit.

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