Frank O’Hara | A Blade of Grass

Posted: December 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: New York City, Poetry

Back Table at the Five Spot [David Smith(standing on left), Frank O'Hara (seated), Larry Rivers, and Grace Hartigan] © Burt Glinn, 1957

Back Table at the Five Spot [David Smith(standing on left), Frank O'Hara (seated), Larry Rivers, and Grace Hartigan] © Burt Glinn, 1957

One need never leave the confines of New York to get all the greenery one wishes—I can’t even enjoy a blade of grass unless I know there’s a subway handy, or a record store or some other sign that people do not totally regret life. It is more important to affirm the least sincere; the clouds get enough attention as it is and even they continue to pass.

- Frank O’Hara


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2 Comments on “Frank O’Hara | A Blade of Grass

  1. 1 Uwe Möntmann said at 2:51 pm on December 13th, 2012:

    Nice picture. Standing on the left – David Smith (sculptor).

  2. 2 doug said at 12:02 am on December 15th, 2012:

    Great catch. Thanks!


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