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A poem by Frank o'Hara

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Severn
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0 posted 07-26-99 09:11 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Severn

When I was a child
I played by myself in a
corner of the schoolyard
all alone.
I hated dolls and I
hated games, animals were
not friendly and birds
flew away.
If anyone was looking
for me I hid behind a
tree and cried out 'I am
an orphan.'
And here I am, the
center of all beauty!
writing these poems!
Imagine!

Frank O'Hara

I just wanted to put this on
because it's so inspirational.
No matter where we've all been
in our pasts, here we all are,
together in a sense, in 'the
center of all beauty.'
© Copyright 1999 Kamla Mahony - All Rights Reserved
Delores Hall
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1 posted 07-27-99 12:03 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

Lovely poem.Keep writing.
Severn
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2 posted 07-27-99 01:07 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Can't take the credit Delores - it's by Frank O'Hara. But it's one of my favourites
poetFemmeFatale
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3 posted 07-27-99 01:10 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Very very nice - glad you shared it...

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Ron
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4 posted 07-27-99 01:20 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

It is indeed a lovely and inspiring poem, Severn - but all six of O'Hara's books are still under copyright protection. Chances are no one would object, and it's a wonderful way to introduce people to a truly influencial writer, but we do tend to be a bit cautious around here. Okay?

poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 07-27-99 01:40 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I am glad you shared this...it reminded me of myself as a child, and I had never read any of Frank's work...I'll be checking into it now thanks to you...and also to your comment on my piece "...my mental excitement", I've only glanced at Emily's work, but know I like it...I've meant to get some of her works to read, just haven't done it! I use alot of dashes to help the reader read it & pause the way I'd like them to...makes it easier to feel the beat at times...your comments are very helpful....I enjoy reading your postings!

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

 
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