limned*

Shoppe,

Bergdof’s

disappeared.

Avenue

blankets,

She died,

On

Pasternak

into flame

come down

buckling, wheezing

people of Essen

Indologists

fact of 900 exhibits

Heinrich Goetz!

Ceylon and Afghanistan

fleet” on the Rhine

still oh Essen

Ajanta, Villa Hügel!

friendship

her face on it

windy

politesse

Grace Hartigan’s

Gaspar Gonzales,

up the street

my neck

coming up

is being poured

(I think!)

des artistes

with painting)

in it

labyrinth

Empire State Building

things

of Madrid

Menemsha Bar

Madison Avenue

Avenue)

my poems

Brazil

gasping

east-side

by our disappointment

compartments

of chorizos

you’re up to

hookey

TV set seeing

Guillaume and not

today

musiques

me last night in sleep

shoes

West Side Y

other hand you do come

Russian novel does

of the kidney

me of nothing

is the inn

smiling” ugh

Deutsch? I like

*all lines taken from truncated bits of lines in frank o’hara’s lunch poems. i’ve got the city lights pocket edition, which has wider pages to accommodate o’hara’s long lines. but some lines are still too long and had to be dropped at the end of a sentence to the line below, justified to extreme right. i try to include only lines that really look like they had been dropped because the pages were simply too short, not ones that look like o’hara deliberately dropped to the line below for effect. it’s a struggle of of course to work which lines are dropped by the printer and which by o’hara, but sometimes one just has to plow on.

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