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    Frank O'Hara - September 14, 1959 (Moon)


    by poetictouch

    Frank O'Hara reads his poem September 14, 1959 (Moon)

    September 14, 1959 (Moon)
    by Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)

    Serenity lopes along like exhaustion
    only windier and silver-eyed
    where fragments of distress in hunks
    lay like the plaster in the bedroom
    when the bed fell down, greenly
    murmuring a phrase from the Jacksonville
    Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific
    yes no, yes no, yes, yes, yes
    an agate breeze pours through the gate
    of reddish hair there is a summer
    of silence and inquiry waiting there
    it is full of wildness and tension
    like a gare, the warmly running trains
    of the South escape to sweet brooks
    and grassy roadbeds underneath the
    thankful and enlightening Russian moon.