August 2

Two postcards have arrived! I love August Postcard PoetryFest!
OK. Today’s poem. A couple of weeks ago I was reading the blog, Locus Solus. It is a blog maintained by an English professor at Florida State whose name escapes me right now, but he specializes in the Beats and the New York School. Anyway, the post was about Frank O’Hara’s untimely death and funeral. He mentioned in the blog post that John Ashbery recited from O’Hara’s poem “To the Harbormaster” at the funeral. So of course I googled it, and of course I tried to imagine which lines Ashbery might have spoken. Here is a link to the blog post:
And here is a link to the O’Hara poem, To the Harbormaster:
Let me know which lines you think Ashbery might have recited or which lines are most meaningful to you. Either or. I bet we will agree!
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