Before continuing with the love poem theme for this month, I thought I’d read a little Charles Simic. But the poetry gods or the Youtube gods, whichever, seemed to be against the idea. Perhaps later I’ll post some blooper reels and give you an idea of what I mean. For now, I decided to read an old standby, to the amusement of Jonathan and Micah who were just off camera, “Poem,” by Frank O’Hara, one of many of his poems with that title.
The last time I read this for more than one or two people was at an English Honors Fraternity initiation. Nice memories there. 🙂