Tuesday, April 29, 2014

National Poetry Month Poem of the Day: “At Joan’s” by Frank O’Hara

(from flavorwire.com
by Jason Diamond)



For National Poetry Month, Flavorwire will be posting a poem every day. For today’s poem, we give you “At Joan’s” by Frank O’Hara.

“At Joan’s” by Frank O’Hara

It is almost three
I sit at the marble top
sorting poems, miserable
the little lamp glows feebly
I don’t glow at all

I have another cognac
and stare at two little paintings
of Jean-Paul’s, so great
I must do so much
or did they just happen

the breeze is cool
barely a sound filters up
through my confused eyes
I am lonely for myself
I can’t find a real poem

if it won’t happen to me
what shall I do