we make a dwellling



It's that time again: National Poetry Month! The poster above reads, "We make a dwelling in the evening air, / In which being there together is enough." from Wallace Stevens's poem "Final Soliloquy of the Interior Paramour."

I enjoy participating in NPM every year and think the Poem on the Range is so cool.

I'll be posting poems and exercises to celebrate poetry this month. I hope you'll join in on your own blogs, Facebook pages, etc.

For your lunch enjoyment today here is one of Frank O'Hara's Lunch Poems:



Poem [Lana Turner has collapsed!]
by Frank O'Hara

Lana Turner has collapsed!
I was trotting along and suddenly
it started raining and snowing
and you said it was hailing
but hailing hits you on the head
hard so it was really snowing and
raining and I was in such a hurry
to meet you but the traffic
was acting exactly like the sky
and suddenly I see a headline
LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED!
there is no snow in Hollywood
there is no rain in California
I have been to lots of parties
and acted perfectly disgraceful
but I never actually collapsed
oh Lana Turner we love you get up