tirsdag, februar 20, 2007


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
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

- - Frank O'Hara

5 kommentarer:

kimananda sa...

I like this a lot, but the pedant in me has to point out the (to me) obvious point that anyone who thinks there's no rain in California has never been there!

HB sa...

I've never been to California, but I think I've even heard about floods, because of the rain. But maybe it never rains in California in movies, songs and poems :-)

Winter sa...

I love Frank O' Hara so much I will allow him to make mistakes about weather, even if he said the suns shines in Cardiff I would forgive him.

HB sa...

He he :-) Not so sunny in Cardiff then?

Winter sa...

Well, when the sun comes out, everyone's like "Arrrgh there's a huge ball of fire in the sky ... oh ... wait a minute ... I think I remember something like this from years ago."

Actually, it's quite nice and sunny today, but that is an exception for February.