Monday, June 20, 2011

willingness to be happy

O'Hara finds a thousand things to like. Ballet dancers fly through his verse. Taxi drivers tell him funny things. Zinka Milanov sings, the fountains splash. The city honks at him and he honks back. This willingness to be happy is one of the things for which O’Hara is most loved, and rightly so. It is a fundamental aspect of his moral life, and the motor of his poetry.

~ Joan Acocella on Frank O'Hara

[Chicago Avenue east of Damen Avenue.]

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