Favorite Movie Poems: 6 / 500

My Heart

Rating: 2.9

I'm not going to cry all the time
nor shall I laugh all the time,
I don't prefer one "strain" to another.
I'd have the immediacy of a bad movie,
not just a sleeper, but also the big,
overproduced first-run kind. I want to be
at least as alive as the vulgar. And if
some aficionado of my mess says "That's
not like Frank!", all to the good! I
don't wear brown and grey suits all the time,
do I? No. I wear workshirts to the opera,
often. I want my feet to be bare,
I want my face to be shaven, and my heart--
you can't plan on the heart, but
the better part of it, my poetry, is open.

Rafael 29 November 2018

This is the first poem that I encountered when I was younger. Southern California Metro had placed poems throughout various bus lines, and I was completely affected by it. There's such a beauty in it's simplicity that I find incredibly moving.

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the last part of this poem is something strange and strong...Frank O' Hara. Had you passed your time thinking of verses after verse to make a poem...Good...

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