National Poetry Day

To celebrate National Poetry Day – a poem from Frank O’Hara, written in 1950:

 

TODAY

   Oh! kangaroos, sequins, chocolate sodas!
   You really are beautiful! Pearls,
   harmonicas, jujubes, aspirins! all
   the stuff they've always talked about

   still makes a poem a surprise!
   These things are with us every day
   even on beachheads and biers. They
   do have meaning. They're strong as rocks.
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