Hello friendslist: I have a request of you. Do you have any favorite poetry? Poets? That you like because the words are interesting, beautiful, compelling, or--you just like them for some reason? Please give me them. =) My eyes tend to glaze over at the older stuff and modern/contemporary is my favorite, but whatever!

I'm in a poetry class, and it's an advanced workshop, and it's kind of ridiculous because I never read poetry except when it's required of me. I'd love to be more exposed to different styles, funky fun styles, great awesome amazing styles, and I love my f-list's sense of style. I always trust your recs!

Here's one for you by Frank O'Hara. It's awesome because it sounds like an entry out of OH NO THEY DIDN'T--actually, no, the comments for ONTD.

Poem

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
LANA TURNER HAS COLLAPSED!
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
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