Frank O’Hara passed away 48 years ago today. Here is something to make all of us miss him.
PRESENT (hear him read it here)
The stranded gulch
below Grand Central
the gentle purr of cab tires in snow
and hidden stars
tears on the windshield
torn inexorably away in whining motion
the sliver of sunlit sheet on your bed painted a stripe across my hands as i stripped off my gloves. kid leather to handle your skin in the season of a cracked epidermis epidemic. i wish to be free from your pointer and middle fingers, the nicotine stains found on a boy too young. too nice for me to love but cruel enough to be the first to go. a lesson in compartmentalization and mental reorganization. a stage for my catharsis, and an all to real portrayal of someone i barely knew. i want to thank him for tearing off the old bandaid. with a quick rip. My sweet man, the trip you took me on led to fucking beauty, and yet left me empty with all of the words for you and none for me. all the tears for subway voyeurs, and none for the fight. play. play with those handsome hands that learned how to touch while touching me. i will use words i wrote in the place you are going, and tell you placidly that i hope beneath the snow you find love.
"Under Cover" by Coppi Barbieri, V magazine Aug 2007
Lea Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve, Marion Cotillard, Kristen Stewart, Lupita Nyong’o and Mia Wasikowska - 2014 Cannes Portraits photographed by Benoit Peverelli
so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this dumbfuck
Happy birthday to Gustav Klimt. Today we celebrate his special day with a painting he began in 1917, but was left unfinished by his sudden death in 1918. This masterful portraitist had an incredible impact on painting with his intimate depictions of women and remarkable detailing. Has anything unfinished ever looked so good?
Now on view: “Frauenbildnis (Portrait of a Woman),” 1917–18, by Gustav Klimt (On loan from The Lewis Collection)