Frank O’Hara, In Memory of My Feelings
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Poem [Light clarity avocado salad in the morning] by Frank O’Hara.
Interesting notes from Poets.org:
It is very simple to title a poem, “Poem.” Hypothetically, no other label could be less specific. A poem called “Poem” shows its reader that there is a poet at work—and also that there is a reader. It points to nothing in particular, and to itself at the same time.
"Poem"s are inherently postmodern, and in their author’s seeming nonchalance about their composition—it’s just another poem, after all—these works keep a low profile, on purpose.
A notorious practitioner of this, Frank O’Hara, wrote 56 poems titled “Poem” (including “Poem [I will always love you],” “Poem [I live above a dyke bar and I’m happy.],” “Poem [Dee Dum, dee dum, dum dum, dee da],” the list goes on…). Despite their variety, each of these are infected with a casual air—dashed off at work, during lunch, at a party.
Frank O’hara, Song
Poem V (F) W by Frank O’Hara