Frank O'Hara

(27 March 1926 – 25 July 1966 / Baltimore, Maryland)

Morning


I've got to tell you
how I love you always
I think of it on grey
mornings with death

in my mouth the tea
is never hot enough
then and the cigarette
dry the maroon robe

chills me I need you
and look out the window
at the noiseless snow

At night on the dock
the buses glow like
clouds and I am lonely
thinking of flutes

I miss you always
when I go to the beach
the sand is wet with
tears that seem mine

although I never weep
and hold you in my
heart with a very real
humor you'd be proud of

the parking lot is
crowded and I stand
rattling my keys the car
is empty as a bicycle

what are you doing now
where did you eat your
lunch and were there
lots of anchovies it

is difficult to think
of you without me in
the sentence you depress
me when you are alone

Last night the stars
were numerous and today
snow is their calling
card I'll not be cordial

there is nothing that
distracts me music is
only a crossword puzzle
do you know how it is

when you are the only
passenger if there is a
place further from me
I beg you do not go

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Do you like this poem?
5 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: humor, beach, snow, car, lonely, today, music, alone, death, night, heart, star

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Morning by Frank O'Hara )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Los heraldos negros, Cesar Vallejo
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Taking Off Emily Dickinson's Clothes, Billy Collins
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Another Reason Why I Don't Keep A Gun In.., Billy Collins
  9. Forgetfulness, Billy Collins
  10. On Turning Ten, Billy Collins

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. My life, Mario,Lucien,Rene Odekerken
  2. Don't leave me cozied-up homely, Mark Heathcote
  3. If You Were Here Today, Serena Blackinton
  4. Uncle Trevor's Solution, rohan bendre
  5. Trapped Inside, Pamela Carroll
  6. Two Green Points: Art Print by Wassily K.., Frank Avon
  7. Winter Twilight Haiku, Chenou Liu
  8. The Season of His Birth, Frank Avon
  9. The Man Who Cut His Left Leg, Sergi Dutronc
  10. Back agin, Rodney R. Cooper
[Hata Bildir]